TWITTER DATA SMOOTHIES
Three designers (Kat Zorina, Ruben van der Vleuten, and Kostantinos Frantzis) over at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design decided to take Twitter date into the physical realm of taste. How? Well, they created an intricate prototype that blends different fruit juices depending on the volume of mentions each particular fruit obtained. They dubbed it Tasty Tweets. And here's how it works:
Using the Twitter API, it collects tweets containing mentions of specific fruits such as blueberry, pineapple, apple and carrot and creates a smoothie that represents the blend. The smoothie is created based on the same proportions of fruits collected from the tweets. Because twitter trends change quickly, each smoothie has a unique palette of flavors.