Thursday, January 29, 2009

Inauguration Twitter map

I've had a Twitter account for about two years - it used to be the one thing you could say in a job interview to make it sound like you knew what you were talking about, even when you had no idea what it was any use for. I still don't. But recently my followers have tripled - people probably assume I use it and have something important to say? Well, you all know that's not true!

There must be something in the media talking about Twitter at the moment, because people who I'd never have thought would be into it seem to be swallowing up the hype, hook line and sinker.

Anyway, through Twitter, I came across this map showing the tweeting (no, really) activity on and around Inauguration Day. Somehow it knows where you are geographically (maybe I told it this when I signed up?) and if you tweeted (sigh) something positive about the inauguration, it puts a dot on the map. Or something like that. Anyway, check it out, it's cool.

And, the concentration of dots in the UK goes something toward highlight Twitter's huge popularity in the UK right now - pretty much the entire UK landmass is filled in by the end.

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