This project developed from the brief ‘Passing Time’. Which asked me to create a piece of work or an object that records the passing of a day or a passage of time in an unconventional manner. The idea for this project steamed from my observation of how socially network minded society has become today, and how a lot of general communication is now happening through social network sites.
Everyday across the world millions of us go online to talk to friends, share our thoughts and exchange and report news, Twitter alone receiving generating over 65 millions tweets a day. Twitter clock gathers that information by using a live feed from twitter to be constantly downloading the most popular words in Tweets and conversations, filtering the ‘most tweeted’ word every minute to display that as a capture of that moment in time and a comment on what the world is talking about at that moment. It reveals emerging topics of that day, hour and minute, it present us with what is engaging our collective thoughts now and presents us with an intriguing insight into today’s society, and an unusual way of presenting the passing of time through our words and thoughts.