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Visualizing Twitter Activity Inside the Google Earth Plugin

February 9th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Twitter, Google Earth PluginHere’s a browser based version of the (Feb 2009) UK Snowstorm Twitter activity, animated inside the Google Earth Plugin.

This mashes up 3800 Tweets over the course of a week. Users posting their location and the amount of snowfall they were seeing on a scale of 0 to 10. You can see how Twittersphere activity peaks on Monday February 2nd, the day the country ground to a halt. With sporadic outbursts every day over the following week.

Embedded, below the fold.

The amount of snowfall is indicated by the initial size of the snowflake.
Green snowflakes = no snow.
The number top right is the cumulative number of tweets to date.

Version for the desktop Google Earth here.