Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jack the Twitter Tracked with Google Maps

Jack the Twitter

Beware if you use the micro-blogging service Twitter as you might just be hunted down by Jack the Twitter.

Jack the Twitter is a fictional character written by Marcus Brown. Using messages left by individuals on Twitter Marcus Brown is creating a fictional narrative in which Jack the Twitter appears to be stalking Twitter users through the dark streets of London.

Marcus is weaving a narrative around messages found on Twitter to make it appear that Jack the Twitter is secretly spying on them. Each individual narrative is shown on a Google Map, so that over time the created map will become a large site specific narrative canvas.

This is such an inspired idea, although I might just now stop geo-tagging my Tweets.

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