Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twitter Hacks

My new business cards arrived the other day:

new business cards have arrived
It reminded me to share some interesting bits and bobs related to work. The below isn't my full-time job by any means, but it's fun that I have on the way.

The hobby project I invested most time on in the last year was the Twitter mention constellations. I learned a huge amount on the way; I realized how much goes into taking a hack which works on one's own machine to one which works for others; and I'm excited that a 4-foot-square mounted version of my work is on the wall at Twitter HQ.

More recently this was one of mine:

Breaking news in Twitter
Sad times, no doubt, but it's nonetheless fascinating to see the data behind such phenomena. I was very impressed by SocialFlow's detailed work on the topic too.

More whimsically, I also shared this one recently

Length Distribution of Popular Tweets
in case you were wondering how long you should make your tweets for maximum engagement.

I also did

MTV versus Earthquake
which (see detail on Flickr) shows the spread on Twitter of an on-air hashtag versus news of a seismic event.

One of my favorites is still this:

Rick Perry's Oops
for which the context can be found on YouTube.


TJessi said...

Isaac, already noted the cards as one of the cooler ones out there. :) The constellation work fascinating. The Whitney one an example of Twitter's remarkable hold on the Live. If newspapers are dying will also destination news sites like CNN?

YtFreaK said...

Hello Isaach I know I'm out of context, my name is yalung tang I'm a singer from Venezuela but my commercial artist name is Yalung I would love to have that username but is taken by someone who hasnt tweeted even once and created the account on 2009 my email is like my twitter too :(