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May 18, 2010 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Twitter Parade: Icons happily march across your screen following the topic (or Twitter account) of your choice. In Flash with sound.

The site's mostly in Japanese but should be reasonably easy to figure out: Enter a Twitter ID or click on Keyword and enter one (it doesn't have to be a hashtag), and it leads a parade while happy music plays. Random word balloons will pop up, but if you click on an icon, you can see their latest tweet and a two-item menu labeled in Japanese (The first item starts a new parade in that icon's honor, the second item pauses the parade and opens a new window with that user's Twitter page).
posted by ardgedee (32 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by mrgrimm at 8:25 AM on May 18, 2010


Once it loads it's pretty entertaining--especially if you plug in tcot or Obama or something political.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:27 AM on May 18, 2010


Is that music randomly generated? I think that's the coolest part of the whole thing.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:29 AM on May 18, 2010


mrgrimm, at least your progress was increasing. Mine went 1% ... 2% ... 3% ... 1% ... 0%. Too slow; didn't load.
posted by sanko at 8:30 AM on May 18, 2010


Someone needs to make a shoddy American knockoff to deal with these slow load times.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:31 AM on May 18, 2010


It does nice transitions if you enter new keywords or usernames.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:31 AM on May 18, 2010


Mine's loaded, but it's taking even longer to load the twitter account I choose. Anyone want to translate the "popular" ones it lists?
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:32 AM on May 18, 2010


Sorry for the slowness. The site's getting slammed. It's worth the wait if you can get in, though.
posted by ardgedee at 8:35 AM on May 18, 2010


Finally! Twitter the way it was meant to be seen!
posted by mazola at 8:42 AM on May 18, 2010


This demands a Wii app.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:45 AM on May 18, 2010


And when it loads, it's pretty cool!
posted by mrgrimm at 8:45 AM on May 18, 2010


I think it overloads if I choose something too popular. It's been loading tweets about Lady Gaga for five minutes now.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:51 AM on May 18, 2010


Mccarty.tim, it's taking all my restraint not to change the It's to a I've in your last comment.
posted by The Whelk at 8:53 AM on May 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


If it makes you feel better, I looked at Taters first.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:54 AM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That said, the twitterverse has the most inane thoughts possible on Lady Gaga. Inane even for Twitter. Let's see how it feels about folk group Dala...
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:55 AM on May 18, 2010


Aw, that's sad. Dalagirls had no followers in the parade. Even though they have like 761 on their Twitter page.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:58 AM on May 18, 2010


How exactly does this thinger work? Does it have to be people who recently tweeted about a person?
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:02 AM on May 18, 2010


the twitterverse has the most inane thoughts possible on Lady Gaga

Water is wet, etc.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:02 AM on May 18, 2010


But what does it think of Justin Bieber?
posted by blucevalo at 9:04 AM on May 18, 2010


I wanted to see the right wings grariness re: Miss America being a Muslim, so I typed in "Islam." It's been loading for about 10 minutes.

I can't wait to see the happy Tea Party Parade!
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:05 AM on May 18, 2010


Aw, that's sad. Dalagirls had no followers in the parade. Even though they have like 761 on their Twitter page.

Twitter Walk of Shame!
posted by hermitosis at 9:08 AM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yep, turns out the TCOT crowd aren't so happy that a brown person won Miss USA.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:15 AM on May 18, 2010


The pole dancing should cheer them up, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:31 AM on May 18, 2010


I ♡ Japan.
posted by tybeet at 9:33 AM on May 18, 2010


Wow, who knew the tweetstream was so jaunty!
posted by Nelson at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2010


you can turn the volume down on the music by clicking on the little equalizer thing at the top
posted by angrycat at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2010


This is way more awesome than I thought it would be...
posted by slogger at 10:06 AM on May 18, 2010


This is like a Twitter sourced Mii parade. I just wanna grab one of them with my Wiimote and throw them across the screen.
posted by msbutah at 10:15 AM on May 18, 2010


Oh for the sweet love of god do not put in "cat videos" unless you want a deluge of dancing porn spam bots.
posted by msbutah at 10:19 AM on May 18, 2010


I've been having a lot of fun entering k-pop idol group names (e.g. "tohoshinki", "superjunior" ...)
posted by needled at 11:30 AM on May 18, 2010


I think we killed it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:22 PM on May 18, 2010


pretty nice music for a mobile phone ad
posted by mexican at 8:23 PM on May 18, 2010


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