January translates to New Year’s resolution heyday, and Twitter is a nerve center for tracking them.
eBay Deals has created a cool tracker for thousands of New Year’s resolutions across Twitter, categorizing them and comparing to resolutions made this time last year to analyze trends.
Millions of people around the world celebrated the start of 2014 by tweeting.
Twitter data analytics team’s Krist Wongsuphasawat created a data visualization that captured the celebratory fever across Twitter as the clock clicked down to midnight on December 31, 2013.
Hey, who’s that following you on Twitter?
Oh, it’s a shark. Wait… what?
Yep. Sharks are now sending tweets, courtesy of a new initiative from Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA), whose scientists have attached transmitters to more than 320 sharks, including great whites, so they can be monitored up and down the coast.
Here’s something for the “ooooh, so cool” files: a new personalized TV service called Stevie will create a TV channel based on your Twitter timeline.
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 7 it was the strongest tropical storm ever to hit land.
Twitter became the go-to forum for collecting donations en masse, calling for help, locating friends and family members and seeking or providing real-time information about the storm.
Twitter data visualization scientist Nicolas Garcia Belmonte developed an amazing interactive map that shows every geotagged tweet mentioning the word “help” in one of 22 different languages combined with key terms around the disaster.
Behold: the Twitter Mirror.
Often found backstage at major award shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars, as well as talk show green rooms, the Mirror allows celebrities to take “selfies” of themselves simply by tapping the screen. The photo is then sent out to the event’s Twitter feed, often driving thousands and thousands of retweets and comments.
With increasing constraints on our time coupled with a constantly-mushrooming supply of content sources, it’s a huge, constant challenge to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to consuming news.
By news I mean not just the latest in business, world politics, significant events, the economy and the like, but also what’s trending on the Internet which, on an average day, could include everything from a surprise studio album drop from a megastar to a goofy dad masquerading as Batman.
Luckily, at least when it comes to cutting through the noise on Twitter, there may be an answer.