Friday, May 03, 2013

The Data Driven World Tour


The Janoskians, who describe themselves as "a YouTube comedy group of pranksters, singers, entertainers, and stunt performers", have taken an interesting data driven approach to organising their current world tour.

The group asked their fans around the world to Tweet if they wanted The Janoskians to appear at a venue near them. The Tweets subsequently appeared on a Google Map. The band then created a heat map using the Google Maps API to show where there was the most demand.

If you check out the map it appears that the dates organised for the tour so far seem to be hitting the identified hotspots.
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