You don’t have to be a software engineer to appreciate this visualization of the growth of Twitter as a system.
Each photo represents a programmer, each particle represents changes made to the code, and the colors represent different computer languages:
Twitter Code Swarm from Ben Sandofsky on Vimeo.
What do your collaborative projects look like?
via Peter Wooley and Tech Crunch
Jeff Clark built this shaped word cloud out of 84,000 tweets labeled with #iranelection:
A Visualization of #iranelection Tweets (by Jeff Clark)
A great reminder hidden in Maureen Dowd’s cranky interview with Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams:
ME: Do you ever think “I don’t care that my friend is having a hamburger?”
BIZ: If I said I was eating a hamburger, Evan would be surprised because I’m a vegan.
Something that seems mundane out of context, i.e. “I am eating a hamburger” gains significance and meaning through pre-existing social context, i.e. “I’m a vegan.”
On the March 2nd episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart made Dan Schorr seem young and hip, and the always-brilliant Samantha Bee introduced us to “Gruntr”:
Er…did Rick Sanchez say “Boom!” at the start of that clip?
Is that how Edward R. Murrow made transitions?