Occupy LinkViz first steps

The code: https://github.com/yourcelf/occupydatatweets/
Update: Dec 30, 2011 now with all the tweets http://alltheurls.tirl.org/
Update: Dec 12, 2011 you can check the first online mock up with the #occupyboston tweets http://occupybostonlinks.tirl.org

At the Media Lab, after brainstorming various possible projects for the #OccupyData hackathon, we decided to focus on visualizing links sent around via tweets. The following video describes this idea further:

And here’s a picture of the concept from the whiteboard:

twitter links color map

We finished the second night with a working implementation! Screenshot here:



Source: http://www.ustream.tv/embed/9919272

And here’s the etherpad where we’re documenting the solution:

[solution lost. It was deleted from https://pad.riseup.net/p/occupy-linkviz]