Via The Atlantic.com, Megan Garber shows us What Twitter Really Looks Like. Excerpt:
I just watched the West Coast wake up. On Twitter.
I did it by watching the lights come on on Tweetping, which visualizes Twitter activity in real time, on a global scale. When I looked at the site earlier this morning, the left half of North America was largely dark. I returned a little later, though, and watched -- in real time -- the lights slowly turn on, burst after burst after burst, as West Coasters started their Mondays. And, more specifically, as they started tweeting about them.Reaching the site may require some patience; I suspect it's getting a lot more traffic since Garber posted her story. But it's very much worth the trouble.