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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Curiosity. My greatest asset. Born 1971 and Raised in the suburbs of style city Stockholm, creativity was always a part of growing up. With a background as a former snowboard professional (with among others Greger Hagelin from WE and Per Holknekt from Odd Molly as sponsors) and one of the few in the world who nailed a 1440° spin, I started my career on the buyer side. Marketing exclusive golf brands such as Mizuno, King Cobra and Goldwin gave me insight into the demands of advertisers and consumers but foremost the complexity behind how products actually make it into the stores. Always full of ideas, I felt I needed to move on to the creative side of the business. Internet, on the rise in Sweden drew me into the digital revolution already in 1994. In 1998 however I joined Framfab, one of the late 90’s fast-moving companies. As a concept developer and key account manager I parted in creating award winning projects for clients like Vattenfall , Bredbandsbolaget, Nike Europe and Volvo Cars. I also held a position within Framfab Innovation. The incubator of new ideas within Framfab. After Framfab had grown in just two years from 130 employees to 3400, I felt I needed to move to a smaller organization. Abel & Baker - in 2001 the worlds most awarded digital advertising company attracted me. At A&B I tool part in winning the global account for adidas, but I also worked with MTV, Nokia, Toyota, Årets Kock, ICA and the Red Cross. In 2002 I left Abel & Baker to found something of my own - Foreign. Foreign - an ideas creator with focus on the communication of tomorrow - based in Stockholm, Sweden. Foreign quickly grew to 27 employees and was awarded in the Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festivals, London International Advertising Awards, Epica, Clio, Cresta and other award shows every year since start up. Foreign launched both digital and integrated global campaigns for BMW Motorrad, MTV, H&M, IKEA, Omega, Beckers, Com Hem, Intersport, Kosta Boda, adidas International and many more. In September 2008 I took the decision to close Foreign down after almost 7 years. I’m now consulting within the same business on my own. Apart from Foreign I’ve also founded WhiskyGrotto.com and Co-Founded PremierGoals.com. Thru the years, leadership and success has been important, but enjoying life, loyalty and sincerity is what drives me further. I consider my part in motivating adidas to let fairly small Foreign handle adidas global digital World Cup campaigns my proudest moment in business. The birth of my two daughters Ebba & Linn is my proudest moment in life.

  • 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