Tweetping is an awesome real-time Twitter visualizer

While he's not the first, web designer Franck Ernewein‘s real-time Twitter visualization, Tweetping, is certainly an elegant and beautiful illustration of geotagged tweet information. The service drops a bright pixel at the location of every tweet in the world, starting as soon as you open the page.

The result is a constantly changing image that grows to look like a nighttime satellite shot, bright spots swarming over the most developed areas. But Ernewein has packaged it all in a subtly interactive visualization that avoids distracting the viewer while still imparting a great amount of information.

Meanwhile, a selection of tweets are projected, along with latest hashtags and mentions, all while tracking total tweets, words, and characters. The length of the two gray lines on the display represent the number of characters and words in each tweet.

Tweetping also divides data by continent, showing the number of tweets, words and characters sent since a user logged into the site.