[VIDEO] The flow of Twitter around the world


Twitter has created a nice video showing how much and when the unique moment of 11:11 on 11.11.11 was mentioned around the world last Friday, as below. They describe it:

This clip is a visualization of all the Tweets mentioning 11:11 on 11.11.11. Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Their scale varies depending on the volume of Tweets posted from the location they represent. You can see the main wave move from right to left, and then a second one that occurred at 11 p.m. around the world.

Of course it is primarily a nice visualization of who wakes up as the world turns, though also shows the countries that are most engaged in Twitter. While in some ways the event was trivial, it was a unique moment that sparked online and sometimes offline conversations and comments between friends and strangers. The result is being able to see a microscopic slice of our humanity.