Wednesday, February 04, 2009

twitter bowl

The above map may say more about America than any electoral map could hope for - ouch.

In their coverage of last Sunday's Superbowl, the New York Times has created a map showing
live twitter chatter during the game. The map visualizes the frequency and location of commonly used words in Super Bowl related 'tweets' between viewers/users. I will say that the tab showing the chronology of catch phrases is very cool. Expect to see much more data visualization like t his in the coming year. The inanity has only just begun.

hat tip: Neil Perkin

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