Thursday, November 29, 2012

Twitter Ticker-Tape Parade on Google Maps

TwitterMap is an interesting Google Map of geo-located Tweets. The map displays the profile pictures of each Twitter user and animates the posted Twitter message, scrolling marquee fashion, above the Twitter user's name.

The map is an interesting way to view in real-time what people are saying around a particular location. The same developer has also created a Google Map that displays recently posted Flickr photos around locations.

FlickrMap displays thumbnail images of Flickr photos on top of Google Maps. Users can click on an individual thumbnail picture to view the photograph in a larger window. Using both maps in conjunction is a good way to view real-time media around a specific location and could prove particularly interesting during specific events and breaking news stories.

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