Olympic Pulse: Watch Winter Olympic Tweets in Real Time
Twitter trackers are a dime a dozen nowadays, but NBC’s Winter Olympics tweet tracker, “Olympic Pulse,” is a cut above the rest for its fantastic, picture-heavy interface. It’s not only pretty; it tells the story of what’s currently going on at the Winter Olympics in in a way that a simple stream of Tweets can’t.
FlowingData breaks it down:
It’s a self-updating, browsable treemap with deeper keyword breakdowns when you click. For example, as I write this, Apollo Anton Ohno just won silver after a crazy finish in the 1500. Click on the related rectangle, and see the related tags and recent tweets. Use the scroll up top to move through time.