Jakarta, Indonesia

Good morning Jakarta! Looking forward to meeting and photographing tweeters from the Indonesian capital. 

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And thanks to Katrin Figge for the great wright up in the Jakarta Globe.

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Twitter Real-time World Maps

Yes, I admit it. I do have a thing  for maps that show how people communicate. I'd like to share two with you that record real-time Twitter activity and I think they are both amazing. Please click on the link to the sites so that you can view them full screen.

A World Of Tweets is a fantastic creation by Carlo Zapponi. This site illustrates tweets from around the world through the use of "heat spots" to show where there is Twitter activity. The information is further broken down into giving the top tweeting countries from each continent. Interesting to see the results. You can view the site here.

Tweetping is created by Frank Ernewein. This world map shows tweets live as they happen flashing up on a map of the world. If you are quick enough you may be able to read them. The bottom part of the site gives you a breakdown of the stats of how many tweets are sent and the hashtags that are used. You can view the site here.  

How We Find People For Tweeter Street

I receive a lot of emails asking about how people for Tweeter Street are found. The main method I use for this is the Nearby Tweets function on a Twitter application for smart phones. The process is illustraed on the screen grabs from the phone below.

By clicking on the Nearby Tweets function on the Twitter application, a map appears of my current location. Profile pictures of all the people tweeting nearby will be loaded on to this map. By clicking on the profile picture I can read the tweets or read all the Tweets in list format. 

I'm always looking for new people to take part. You can send me an email or tweet if you would like to be part of it.


- See more at: http://www.tweeterstreet.com/blog.html#sthash.9LNDRY3s.dpuf

London 24 Hour Twitter Map

 This is a very cool animated map from Andres Johanson  

The map shows Twitter traffic in London during a 24 hour period.

The red circle indicates tweets with re-tweets marked as yellow points moving in the direction of information,  i.e. from the original tweets towards the location of the re-tweets.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.tweeterstreet.com/blog.html#sthash.9LNDRY3s.dpuf

Source: http://vimeo.com/21391784

Geo-tagged Twitter Flickr Map

These cool Geo-tagged Twitter and Flickr Maps are created by Eric Fischer. The maps combine data from the photo-sharing website Flickr and the micro-messaging network Twitter.

The red dots represent Flickr pictures while the blue dots are tweets. The white dots are locations that have been posted to both.

The first maps shows London followed by New York, Tokyo, the world, USA and finally Europe.

- See more at: http://www.tweeterstreet.com/blog.html#sthash.9LNDRY3s.dpuf