Twitter is like the global chatroom

I just found a fun site that shows real-time geolocated Twitter updates on a 3D globe. Says TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid:

TwittEarth, is eye-candy at its finest – a mesmerizing and mostly useless diversion that sticks you in space and whips you around the globe to see a new geo-located tweet every ten seconds. Tweets are accompanied by small, goofy icons that remain static on the map, eventually providing an interesting representation of usage distribution.

And I must say, mesmerizing is the keyword. What gives it the global chatroom feel is the ability to sign in and post your own geolocated tweets from within TwittEarth. Within seconds, you’ll (and any other poor soul wasting his time watching this stuff) will see your tweet popup from your location on Earth.

via TechCrunch

WordPress 2.5

I upgraded our blogging software to WordPress 2.5 today. It has a really snazzy new interface. I’m testing it extensively to determine the upgrade path for Pantano’s website, which is also WordPress powered. You may also notice that InspiredMumblings looks a little different. I found a nice, simple design that was widget-ready. We’ll probably keep this theme until I finally get around to designing something new.

Since we don’t blog as often as we should, I’ve added our Twitter feeds to the sidebar. Twitter is an ever-growing social networking site where you tell others what you’re doing, and you follow what others are doing. If you’re insane, you can also follow feeds using your cellphone, so you can get a text message informing you that your buddy lost his kitten, Obama still hasn’t officially won Texas, or that the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s interview at SXSW was going horribly awry.