Just Landed – 36 Hours
Artist Jer Thorp has harnessed the internet’s oversharing tendencies for good, compiling 36 hours worth of “just landed in…” tweets into one beautiful 3D visualization.
Titled “Just Landed”, Thorp’s video maps the probable flights of recently-arrived Twitterers 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.
This is textbook data porn, but it’s also a reminder of how mainstream Twitter is becoming. The pace of the visualization isn’t immediately mind-blowing, but keep in mind that these mapped tweets had to fit the exact syntax that Thorp was looking for, were almost definitely sent from mobile phone and had to have been deemed postworthy in the first place. This is just the tiny tip of the vanity iceberg. Best viewed in HD.