Twitter sure as heck does. Turns out, people love to tweet about the time. So why not turn the Twitter firehose into a massive, crowdsourced clock?
That’s the thinking behind AllTheMinutes. Built by Dutch tech-meets-art studio Moniker for an ongoing exhibit at the Van Abbemuseum, the clock pulls a different tweet directly related to the current time (based on your system clock, for international compatibility) every few seconds.
I’ve been watching the tweets flash by for a few hours, and here’s what I’ve learned:
- At around noon, people like to tweet that they’re still in bed
- At around three pm, people like to start complaining about being hungry or bored
- 24 hours a day, people like to tweet about being high and/or drunk.
I want something like this running on a little screen on my desk all day. BRB, finding an old Chumby to hack up.