The thing that really made me see just how insanely huge Twitter is getting was twittervision, a 3D simulation of tweets as they happen – spotlighting one tweet per second, displaying who tweeted (or is it ‘twatted’?), what they tweeted, and where they tweeted. When I first saw this, I found myself 10 minutes later, still staring at the screen. They got me – I was sold.
The trend has been set.
Now, some [awesome] people at MIT have created a similar program for Flickr, in a project called The World’s Eyes. The project currently only focuses on Flickr users in Spain, but I hope MIT’s project will open Flickr’s eyes a bit, and encourage them to try a little harder and step up their game from their current interactive world map.