Those on Twitter following friends (or strangers) from the UK may haveÂ recently seen a flurry of ‘tweets’ tagged with the #UKSnow hashtag. As expected, a use for the abundant data soon arose:
- Real-time map of #UKSnow: This real-time map of #UKSnow tweets has gained a lot of media attention in the UK. Updated every minute.
- Google Earth #UKSnow timeline animation: The Google Earth Visualization blog created this animation mapping all #UKSnow tweets over time onto a Google Earth map.
I’m unsure of the practical benefits of such applications but it’s interesting nonetheless to see the power of the community mapped so vividly.