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Online Twitter Visualizer Spot and the Search Term ‘wtf wikipedia’

Spot is a simple browser-based Twitter visualizer that can group ‘particles’ on a particular keyword.

With the entry ‘wtf wikipedia’, you can see a collection of tweets featuring teenagers complaining of Wikipedia’s black-out due to their homework needs …

More about Spot here
To see a collection of misguided tweets related to Wikipedia and homework can be seen here.


The New York Times R&D Lab Explores How Content is Shared

OWNI published its thoughts on the ten most creative digital projects of 2011. Included is work from MIT’s Media Lab, independent artists and scientists, design firms and open collaborations.

Above, we have Cascade from the New York Times R&D department.


Cascade is a by NYTimes R&D department that allows precise analysis of the structures that underlie sharing activity on the web. Initiated by Mark Hansen and working with Jer Thorp and Jake Porway (Data Scientist at the Times) the team spent 6 months building the tool to understand how information propagates through the social media space. While initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool and its underlying logic may be applied to any publisher or brand interested in understanding how its messages are shared.

Take some time to click through to watch some inspiration.

(Source : futurejournalismproject)

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