Catching the Zeitgeist

From (via @gsiemens):

With the Internet’s promise of instant and absolute connectedness, two things appear to be curiously underrepresented: both temporal and lateral perspective of our data-trails. Yet, the amount of data we are constantly producing provides a whole world of contexts, many of which can reveal astonishing relationships if only looked at through time.

This experiment explores these possibilities by starting with messages on the microblogging-platform Twitter.

And here is what I found when looking at @hjarche on Twitter for the last week:

This visual shows that what we post (tweet) can take on a life of its own in the network and that we may not always consider this. We are not in control of our information once it’s on the Net.

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