On the way in to work today, I was listening to a Metaverse Session podcast (which is excellent, by the way), and they were talking about a screensaver called Twingly that shows a 3D globe and maps out in real time as blogs are posted from around the world. As soon as I got to work, I downloaded/installed it, and I must say it is pretty darn cool. (However, don’t look too close at the blog posting titles since — as expected — every once in a while, something NSFW will scroll by.)

You can click/drag the globe to see different areas. You can zoom in on different areas and see what blog posts are coming out of that location. You can click on a post title and get more information and a link directly to that blog.

Katrina Adams

Howdy folks! I’m an Instructional Designer at UT Dallas. I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Angelo State University and a Master’s in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas. I’ve been working in edtech for 11 years. Hmm… what else? I’m a *huge* fan of that little Irish band called U2, and I’m a bigtime Firefly/Serenity advocate.

One thought on “Twingly

  1. Matt Crosslin

    I was wondering – does this give you the ability to only see your chosen list of blogs? That would be kind of cool. Also, does this base blog location off of server location, or off of where the blog says they are coming from? Just curious.

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