36 Hours of Traveling Twitterers, Visualized

Artist Jer Thorp has created a very interesting vido showing a 3D visualization of Twitter travelers traveling the world. The video is a compilation of 36 hours worth of “just landed in…” tweets.

Thorp’s video maps the probable flights of recently-arrived Twitter travelers over a course of 36 hours, assuming the home locations listed in their profiles as the takeoff points, and their tweeted landing location as their destinations.

The pace of the visualization isn’t ultra mind blowing but you have to keep in mind that these mapped out tweets had to fit the exact “just landed in…” syntax that Thorp was looking for, were almost definitely sent from mobile phone and had to have been deemed post worthy in the first place. No doubt, this video is just the tip of the iceberg for globetrotting Twitter users, but it does help to impact how mainstream Twitter is becoming.


46 thoughts on “36 Hours of Traveling Twitterers, Visualized”

  1. Darin Carter says:

    Now that is COOL !!!

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    1. yeah I realized that myself I got the exact same effect

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  2. Michael Zhao says:

    Awesome! It seems like only the U.S. is the only place that is sending the tweets though from the video…there’s no other countries that’s sending anything back…from looking at the video…

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    1. really i didn’t know that, that’s really interesting that you brought this up.

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  3. that was really cool! For the amount of work and creativity to actually map something like this..its quite mind blowing!

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    1. I know I got that same feeling which makes it that much cooler

    2. Yeah, I don’t think I could do something like that. Wow.

      1. Waw, Cool Things.

  4. Prince Sioni says:

    I love the video But how accurate is this?

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    1. I was going to say the same thing myself

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    2. Who knows. That’s something you’ll have to ask the creator.

      1. what do you mean buddy i don’t understand what your trying to say

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  5. Greg Ellison says:

    That is pretty cool. It is like a big fireworks display. It looks like we use twitter more then the other parts of the world. Greg Ellison

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    1. i apparently think so myself since people love using it in their daily lives

  6. Benjamin Cip says:

    Nice video, it looks like fireworks. Strangly, the U.S. sounds like the only takeoff point where are sent all the tweets. I’m wondering if the information in this video is precise enought…

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    1. You never know considering that many people say some pretty questionable things

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    2. Well, Twitter was started in America, so…

      1. oh is that so thats what they already stated

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  7. Melody says:

    I wish he used different colors..the black BG with the black water is a little harsh and hard to see..would’ve been cool if he made the viewer apart of the journey from one tweet to the next..

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    1. you should try that! you def have the skills to pull it off!

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    2. I think that would’ve been interesting to see, but I don’t think the video is bad.

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    3. yeah but thats how he chose to use it

  8. Danny Croft says:

    Hah cool stuff :)

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    1. it really is some pretty cool stuff

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  9. Cam Birch says:

    Very cool visualization. Interesting how the demographics show that almost everyone on Twitter (at least who’s traveling) is located in the US.

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    1. Maybe just a mass exodus from the states..

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    1. twitter is more of the usa thing than any other countries phenomenon

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  10. That’s wicked. Jer has quite the imagination.

  11. That’s cool. US seems to be the only country that uses Twitter :)

    1. thats weird isn’t it would’ve figured that everyone would use it

  12. That was pretty cool … Twitter is definitely something else! The video is creative – glad there are creative types out there who make our world a bit better each day (and more fun LOL). *SmiLes* Suzanne

  13. fas says:

    Mind blowing stuff there, superb. Out of adjectives for this one.

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  14. Yeah, US is ultimately the TwitterLand…I think this video is fairly accurate. I don’t have a Twitter Account…so to all tweeters continue on tweeting!

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  15. Luke says:

    That is pretty awesome. It’s amazing with you can do with Twitter’s live data.

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  16. Ekey says:

    It shows that people in U.S are more technologically priviliged.

    1. I would say that the UK is on the same level.

  17. Andi says:

    Looks cool, but reminded me of some of Call of Duty 4 game cinematics somehow.

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  18. Awesome video. Is there audio? I could not hear anything..

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    1. yeah i experienced the same thing when i as trying to listen to it myself

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    2. yeah i experienced the same thing when i as trying to listen to it myself

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  19. That one is really looking great, I must say. Simply amazing and mind blowing.

    Oh boy I just love this.

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  20. who are you kidding my friend

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  21. You sure live up to your name!

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