Social Media as Instrument for Civic Engagement and Political Pressure: A Cartography of #TransitReferendum in Vancouver

Conventionally, civic engagement takes forms as deliberative and decision making processes, such as elections, referendums, and public consultations. However, civic…

Twitter Versus Mode

Twitter Versus Mode is my first attempt to connect Twitter and Flash. It is basically a tool that compares two keywords. Once the user hits “go”, the script accesses Twitter’s API to search the last 1,000 tweets that mention at least one of the two selected keywords. Each tweet is represented by a color-coded square. An animation representing the flowing tweets reconstruct the timeline. The content of a tweet can be seen by mouse over on a square, showing the text and the user avatar on Twitter. There is an option to reorder the tweets by keywords.

Since Twitter close their API and created strict rules for accesses, this prototype stopped working. But you can still see some screenshots.