<-- Advertise here.

a new 3D data visualization tool for the popular Twitter application, to allow users to navigate Twitter neighborhoods (or "blocks") in an abstract way. a public timeline is represented by an orange sequence of blocks, which offsprings a set of block series that depict the statuses of users & the people they follow. the visualization is designed to allow existing twitter users to discover other existing twitter users.

meanwhile, a heated discussion exists on TechCrunch about the purpose & usefulness of such fancy data visualizations. what is your opinion?

[link: twitter.com & techcrunch.com]




I don't know if this is the best example of what might come out of twitter, but I'm all for microblogging visualizations. I think this project is marginally successful at helping twitter users better understand their network but twittervision springs to mind as much more engaging visualization relating t o this service.

Regardless, I'm curious to see where this leads for twitter. Maybe Jaiku will jump onboard the visualization bandwagon and do it better. ;)

Mon 03 Sep 2007 at 6:56 PM
Commenting has been temporarily disabled.