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Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Tweet

It sounds like a pretty boring idea: a website that just shows a little dot anytime anyone, anywhere tweets. But when you look at it, it’s actually a very pretty, sort of humbling, definitely awe-inspiring site that makes the world seem small. Tweetping, created by Parisian web developer Franck Ernewein, just shows a little burst every time a tweet gets shot out from this mortal coil. Watch it at the right time, and you’ll see the Western seaboard light up as their alarms go off and they start tweeting about breakfast. Wait a little longer, you’ll see Tokyo join them. Stick around all day, you’ll see the whole world light up (save for some ominous dark blots around China and Africa). An interesting case study on the theory that Twitter is the great equalizer …

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