If you’re on foursquare and are into data visualization, you’ll probably get a kick out of this nifty Foursquare check in heatmap generator by Steven Lehrburger.
Below is a preview, which displays a heatmap of my recent activity in the San Francisco bay area:
I figure it’s only a matter of time before visualizations of this sort make it into Gowalla, Foursquare, Hotpotato, and even Twitter. I’d blog in a bit more discussion around privacy, stalker enabling, etc, but it’s my birthday and I’m off to eat a bit of birthday cake.
To be continued!
Interesting (and short) video on how Twitter users propagate information by Bitcurrent‘s Alistair Croll, delivered at W2E New York here:
They’ve even suggested a better retweet design. I figure this will be a topic of conversation buzzing with activity in the near future, and probably the topic of a more lengthy blog post of mine in the future.
Original posting on O’reilly net here.