Tweet and you shall be followed anywhere…anyhow.

People tend to share a lot of information online and not the least on Twitter. All that information is possible to access by using the Twitter API. Jer Thorp, digital artist, thought about that for a while and then he decided to extract and visualize travel information from people’s public Twitter streams by searching for the term ‘Just landed in…’.

This was the result and it’s stunning.

As we publish more bits of conversations online the data we leave behind produce some freakin’ cool building blocks for people with ideas. So far most of it is used for good. But sooner or later we’ll end up seeing a lot of bad stuff.

Stay righteous and you’ll be ok. Move over to the dark side and expect bad mojo. Something for brands to think about.

Infostethics delivered the information in style as always.

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  • HannaArfvelin

    Hi! I'm also from Sweden although I'm studying in Ireland at the moment. One of my courses is Digital Media and chose your blog as one of three blogs to follow for 3 weeks. I really like your original posts about digital art.

    I was reading this post and Im curious, what kind of “bad stuff” do you think we'll be expericing in the future concerning conversatations online and twittering etc. ?

  • ronnestam

    Hey Hanna!

    Wow, wonderful news!

    As always – if you give information away you also expose yourself. And
    exposed information can be used for good or bad things. That mustn't
    stop us from sharing though!

    I hope you keep on coming back after the 3 weeks are over :)

    J

  • ronnestam

    Hey Hanna!

    Wow, wonderful news!

    As always – if you give information away you also expose yourself. And
    exposed information can be used for good or bad things. That mustn't
    stop us from sharing though!

    I hope you keep on coming back after the 3 weeks are over :)

    J