Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Twittearth


Oh! this is fun. I just found this yesterday and have become fascinated with Twittearth. According to the developers this site was made for fun. OK but I think it illustrates the power and reach of the web and social networks. Go to the site and watch the globe spin with twitts. This is all happening in real time and what you are seeing is a worldwide conversation. Wow! I showed this to a group of teachers and I think that it really opened their eyes to ways that social networks could be used in the classroom. Unfourtnatly most social networks are blocked from our schools.
(In the screen shot above each of the little figures is a twitter and the location on the earth is where it orignated)

2 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Chan, I've been playing with this too! I'm just having trouble trying to go back to the old Twitter to check comments and stuff. No one really comments me anyway, I'm sure I'll figure it out. For some reason, when I update, very often my little guy is a mexican man looking thing. I get him a LOT!

Chan Bliss said...

Linda,
Twittearth is fun but I think that it only shows twits from people logged onto both twitter adn twittearth. How many people are you following? Check blogs that you read and see if the bloggers tweet. If they do, follow them.

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