Thursday, 9 April 2009
Twitter Visualized – Scott Templar
Any excuse to post a picture, and reference, one of Dataisnature’s favourite Paul Klee drawings is always welcome. Dataisnature/Mr Prudence/Transphormetic is finally twittering on a tiny branch of global Twitter tree. You’ll find links to sites outside of the standard D==N subject matter, as well as found aphorisms and other pithy remarks, updates and the de facto hour to hour miscellany. Social networking sites increasingly raise the question of identity(s) Which of the many different me’s are allowed a say in a specific networking channel?. Will one identity take over and become a monad over the nomads in the datastream, or will the personal, impersonal professional, irreverent, inane and metaphysical get all mushed up into an info-noise soup? Who knows and does it matter? For now, at least, rather than having a personal as well as specific Dataisnature Twitter account, ill just have the one. Or else I might end up more overloaded than before and finish up looking like the exhausted, exasperated bird on Klee’s machine.
Not surprisingly Twitter is ideal feed for the data visualisers. A quick bit of googling reveals a mass of visualisations ranging from the poetic to the mandatory – the best to my eyes, are the ones that reveal the temporal side of interconnectedness such as Socialcollider.