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Twitnest – visualization of your followers and their’s (wow)

Twitnest opens with a blank page and a simple box.  Enter your Twitter username.  Then watch the magic happen.  I don’t even want to screenshot it and ruin what it does.

So stop reading here and go play, then come back and see what we say..  We will wait.

It started building the visualization fairly quickly (well until we send a ton of people there I imagine).  It then started interconneting everyone.  I have seen sites do this before, but this adds some flair.

  • You can zoom in and out on the right side
  • Drag anyone around to get a better idea of their connections
  • See everyone that connects to each other
  • Play with auto-groups (see below)
  • Drag the page around to see more

You have types of modes in the bottom right.

  • Mouse allows you to drag the page or items on the page
  • Who knows whom lets you click someone and it darkens those not connected and highlights those connected
  • Autogroup – this cool tool starts shrinking the communities into groups with a slider where you control the size and colors the icons for easier vision

This is a fun tool that lets you see connections in a different way and visualize the little micro-communities (my previous posting on that topic)


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


4 thoughts on “Twitnest – visualization of your followers and their’s (wow)

  1. Amazing. What a clever tool. I didn’t realise my followers were so interconnected. can you do anything with this data?

    Posted by terry dunn | September 17, 2009, 11:32 am
  2. Wow! That was fun…it reminds me of James Burke’s Knowledge Web:

    Posted by Terrintokyo | August 31, 2009, 4:15 pm


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