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This article was published on February 14, 2012

    This neat tool collects tweets that mention ‘love’ or ‘hate’ and maps them onto a 3D Earth

    This neat tool collects tweets that mention ‘love’ or ‘hate’ and maps them onto a 3D Earth
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably like this little ditty courtesy of digital agency Imperial Leisure.

    Love Will Conquer is a real-time, interactive, stream of tweets that mention the words love or hate…but it was built to work in Google Chrome only.

    The application collects geo-tagged tweets and maps them onto a 3D Earth, with messages from the last 10 hours animated into a 3D structure. The properties are determined by variables such as the time the tweets were posted, how long the tweets are and whether the tweets mention love or hate.

    Users can browse the tweets by country, giving them a snapshot of how much love (and hate) there is in that country. Locations are pre-selected according to the volume of tweets coming from that location, and include the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Italy, Japan…and about 20 in total.

    It’s a really neat tool, even just from an aesthetic standpoint. And you can click on individual ‘shoots’ and see the corresponding tweets.

    Love Will Conquer (Requires Google Chrome)