TwitCloud is a New (Social) Media Artwork by Rolf van Gelder
TwitCloud is a live visualisation of what is going on in the world.
It uses a real-time Twitter API (‘twitter4J‘).
A random topic will be chosen from the top trending topics list.
It uses the trending topics from the following countries:
WORLD, US, NL, UK, DE, TR or RU.
Next, it will get the most recent tweets for the chosen random trending topic.
The text from the tweets will be split up in words and visualized in a so-called ‘word cloud‘.