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Submission + - Realtime visualization streaming global blog data

mooksha writes: "A couple of bright Swedes have concocted this amazing screensaver as their Master Thesis project. It is utterly pointless but actually very cool. The treats of a typical screensaver. :)

Blog data is collected from all over the world and streamed in realtime via Amazon S3 to all instances. Data is visualised with OpenGL, and the location of each blog post indicated on the earth using the lat/long of the server. Not very representative, since most large blog tools are hosted in the US. Language detection would have been more appropriate.

See YouTube video of the visualization and it's possible to download the screensaver on www.twingly.se."

The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. - Frank Zappa

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