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This article was published on December 21, 2012

    Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity

    Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity
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    Alex Wilhelm

    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    It’s hack day at TNW’s Amsterdam headquarters, and our lovely team has put together a neat little application for tracking the coming end of the world. Sadly, Douglas Adams and his famed restaurant appear to not be real after all.

    Called ‘IsEveryoneAlive,’ the app tracks tweets from around the world, city by city, letting you quickly drill into a location, so that when the time comes, and we all perish due to one catastrophic disaster or another, you can monitor the suffering in real time.

    Here’s a shot of the bad boy in use:

    You can scroll through most of the world’s major cities and see what people are saying on the ground.

    According to the website, the world ends at precisely 11:11 UTC. Don’t translate that into your local time, it will just make you sad.

    The application directly feeds off of the #StillAlive and #EndOfTheWorld hashtags. Join the conversation, and count down to your own demise. Or just drink champagne, your call.

    ➤ IsEveryoneAlive

    Top Image Credit: Ben Watts