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Super Tuesday with Twitter/Twittervision/Google

Enjoyed using the Twitter mashup for Super Tuesday. Some algorithm (Google-created?) identified Super Tuesday-related tweets. Twittervision mapped these to Google maps. So you’d see comments pop up alongside someone’s picture, with their location on the Google map. Very entertaining.

There were plenty of Europeans and Australians chiming in that night. A few Latin Americans and a decent showing of Canadians. Demonstrated for this insular American how engaged the rest of the world is in our politics.

Also, by the end of the night, there seemed to be a 43-minute lagtime between posting a tweet and seeing it show up on the map. The typical comment display plus move around the Google map may have been ~10 seconds. So that’s roughly 258 tweets at any given time waiting to post.

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