Twitter has posted a video that visualizes “11:11” tweets on Friday, November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) as they spread around the world in real time during the once in a lifetime event.
The flow of tweets mentioning the momentous occasion peaks in a wave from right to left across the map of the world as the clock ticks past 11:11:11 AM and can be seen for a second time as the clock strikes 11 PM.
Twitter explains, “[e]ach '1' is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Their scale varies depending on the volume of Tweets posted from the location they represent. You can see the main wave move from right to left, and then a second one that occurred at 11 p.m. around the world.”
11/11/11 was a popular day of celebration for social networkers and people on the web. Hackers in New York dubbed the day “#NerdNewYear” and the One Day On Earth project encouraged people to video their 11/11/11 experience for the second annual “global day of media creation.” The submitted footage will be used to create a documentary which will be released in early 2012.