Cool Visualization: Twitter Trendsmap

The folks behind RetailMeNot have built Trendsmap, which takes Twitter posts and related content and locates them on a map according to (if I remember correctly) the location of the user posting the content. They said they’ve incorporated about five million Tweets at present.

Picture 34

You can zoom in to the city level, but as Twitter geocodes Tweets they say they’ll get down to the neighborhood level potentially. 

Picture 35

In the upper right module, which shows the posts, you also get related video and images that have been linked to from Twitter.

Picture 36

This was just a side project and there’s no business model or monetization plans. But one could easily imagine news organizations (online and on TV) wanting some version of this to display. It’s not unlike what MetaCarta is doing with newsmaps.


5 Responses to “Cool Visualization: Twitter Trendsmap”

  1. Cool Visualization: Twitter Trendsmap « Shiny Business News Says:

    […] In theSource: Screenwerk RSS Feed […]

  2. SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 22, 2009 Says:

    […] Cool Visualization: Twitter Trendsmap, Screenwerk […]

  3. Leigh Hanney Says:

    Thanks for the post Greg.

    “They said they’ve incorporated about five million Tweets at present.”

    We’re actually processing about 5 Million tweets day at the moment.
    Fun and games!

  4. Greg Sterling Says:

    Thanks for the correction.

  5. How to Benefit From the Law of Attraction | Law of Attraction Says:

    […] Cool Visualization: Twitter document.write(unescape('%54%72%65%6e%64%73%6d%61%70')); « Screenwerk […]

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: