Twitter Data Visualized As Fruit Smoothies
Students visualize the mention of fruits on Twitter in the form of a delicious smoothie.
- 8 june 2012
A team of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design students visualized tweets about fruit in a smoothie blend. Kat Zorina, Ruben van der Vleuten, and Kostantinos Frantzis conducted the Tasty Tweets project in which they gathered all mentions of fruits across the Twitterverse and blended the said fruits into a delectable smoothie.
The data visualization experiment, which utilizes the Twitter API, allows users to explore current twitter trends through taste. Data from which each smoothie is created is graphically represented on a computer screen. It shows the proportions of flavors in the current smoothie as well as the most recent tweets from which the smoothie was created. Furthermore, a historic view of past smoothies allows users to compare trends over time.
Watch a video of the visualization process below.