Twitter mapped out: Tool brings tweets to light

05 : 02 : 2013 Satellite : Tweetping# : Franck Ernewein

International – Tweetping is a new data visualisation tool by French web designer Franck Ernewein that records tweets as they happen.

On the Tweetping website, each tweet is visualised with a light pixel on a world map. The result is a constantly changing image that looks like a night-time satellite shot. The tool also includes tracking features such as a live tweet counter for each continent and hashtag filters.

Tweetping is initially designed as a tool for people to lean back and enjoy the experience, but brands are also using live feeds to promote customer purchases. Examples include Net-A-Porter’s live feed, which visualises purchases and drives new sales.

Find out more about how consumers are interacting in new ways through data visualisation in our Dawn of the Mega-systems presentation at our forthcoming Trend Briefing.

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