Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tweetping - See Twitter activity in real time

Tweetping is a website that shows you Twitter activity as it happens. The site is simply a map of the world that lights up in the location of a tweet when one occurs. Since Twitter use is constant, the world map begins to light up quickly. Below the map are the statistics from each continent as well as the overall tweet count. One thing I realized quickly was that this site acts as a modern population map, since the areas with the greatest population also have the most tweets. You can also tell what time of day it is by which hemisphere is tweeting the most. Tweetping is a fun site to watch and it does have the educational value based on the observations I made above. Perhaps challenge students to figure these points for themselves and see what else they can come with.


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