I read a great post yesterday from Dangerously Irrelevant from “way back” in June of 2011. It was entitled “If you were on Twitter yesterday…” and it brought back a nice memory. I recall reading it when it was originally posted and so it was a nice déjà vu. Other than nostalgia, it’s a good message anytime.
From where does your learning come?
In the good old days, it might be from a district PD Day a couple of times a year and perhaps some ongoing magazine reading and talking with colleagues. Certainly that doesn’t happen today – does it?
It you were on Twitter yesterday, your links to learning could come from anywhere on the planet.
Want to see where? Then head over to Tweeting Earth.
Here’s a search with a twist. Like most search engines, you enter a search key to get things started. The results are displayed based upon that key but here’s the deal. They’re plotted by timezone! And, plotted around the globe.
So, ever the humble Twitter user, I decided to see where anything dealing with “dougpete” came from. Here are the results…
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It appears that there’s a big gap before London – wait, that’s the Atlantic Ocean. Guess I need to work on my reach on airplanes and ships! Click on any of the slices to pop up a screen to see the actual Twitter messages. It offers and reinforces the important view that we’re not in a staffroom talking to one other person. Such is the reach of global connections – it’s up to you to make these connections meaningful and relevant.
How about references to the blog?
Interesting as well.
If you’re looking for a visual way to see what the world is tweeting, you’ll really enjoy playing around with this. From the bottom left, you can also choose the global trends online and see where they’re coming from.
Warning – this is really addictive!
Search for yourself – you know you want to! Search for your passion. Other than a way to show comments globally, you might just make some new friends to continue your discussions!
- This app makes true “global” Twitter search as easy as one spin of the mouse (thenextweb.com)
- Twitter in the classroom… (whatedsaid.wordpress.com)
- Tweeting Earth -Search Tweets From Each Timezone (twi5.com)
- 14 Twitter Feeds Startups/Founders Should Follow (grasshopper.com)