Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time

    January 25, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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This is a cool single-purpose site alert.

It’s called Tweet Ping, and it is a gorgeous visualization of all the tweets in the world, as they post in real time.

It also has some cool tracking features at the bottom, like a live tweet counter for each continent and well as hashtag trackers. It allows you to do fun little unscientific experiments like calculate the number of tweets rolling in per minute, and extrapolate that into tweets per hour, day, and year. For instance, for one minute in time, it counted roughly 2,400 tweets worldwide. Do a little math and if the TPM stayed constant, that would total about 1.26 billion tweets per year. People sure are tweeting a lot.

Check it out here.

It’s not the first site to visualize tweets live, but it’s really well-done. It’s sort of mesmerizing, in a way, to watch the world light up, gradually, as people tweet.

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  • Mark Frisk

    Tweetping is fascinating to watch, but I don’t think it’s coming close to counting all tweets. Back in 2010, Twitter calculated that people were sending 50 million tweets per day, or 600 per second. That works out to 36,000 per minute. By June 2012, the number had climbed to 400 million per day. I would think it’s even higher now.

    400 million tweets per day, BTW, works out to 146 BILLION tweets per year.