Folks over at Microsoft's FUSE Labs built a set of social gadgets that can help visually comprehend all the information and quickly transform it into some level of understanding. In all, there are four fully embeddable gadgets, each of which highlights a different way to dynamically look at Twitter data:
- The Tag Cloud lets you enter a topic, such as "Windows Phone" and see the volume of traffic, the timespan during which discussion has taken place, and a list of related topics that people are talking about - no surprise to see Nokia, Mango and Android in there.
- The Timeline shows you how a given topic's popularity has been trending over time (three days, three hours or the last 60 minutes).
- A Comparison gadget allows you to size up the volume of discussion for up to three terms.
- And the Buzz gadget shows the number of mentions a particular Twitter handle has received over a period of time, and where those mentions appeared.
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