Video of airline travelers’ tweets

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Jer Thorp, a self-described "artist and educator " in Vancouver, has created simple, yet eye-catching animations that show the flight paths of Twitter users. Thorp wrote a program that searched for the term "just landed in" in tweets. By presuming that the home location listed on the tweeters’ Twitter profiles was their home destination, Thorp created a first-pass chart of the migration patterns of Twitter-happy air travelers.

Thorp describes his work in detail on his blog . But all you really need do is click the videos below to watch tweeters in flight.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4587178&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Just Landed – 36 Hours from blprnt on Vimeo .

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4583713&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Just Landed – Test Render (4 hrs) from blprnt on Vimeo .


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