Maybe you have heard of Twitter.
Its part social network
Part Micro Blog
With Twitter Blocks its also one part three dimensional (two and a half) mind map.
OK, so that is using the term mind mapping rather loosely.
Twitter Blocks enable you to visualize the Twitter movements of your friends or even people that are following you or your friends through the Twittersphere.
I have no idea if Twittersphere is a real thing, but it seemed to fit the bill. think Blogosphere + Twitter -> a Micro Blog and get TwitterSphere.
This is a great example of a conceptual application for Web 2.0 technology.
Its also one that shows how mind mapping concepts, software and technologies could be adapted to fit into the social networking revolution.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a social network that enables people to submit short text entries from a cell phone SMS message, email or computer. The short messages provide casual little updates about where a person is, what they are doing, what they are thinking etc.
For example a series of Twitter Entries might look like this
Woke Up Tired
Sweating Profusely after long run
too much traffic
Traffic Lights Suck!
Need to let off steam with the Guys
Hot at the poker tables!
Not so Hot, Going to bed early
Context for TwitterSphere
When I first saw this concept I was reading a short article at Webware.com. They presented Twitter Blocks well, but they summarized and my first impression was that this could be a MindMapping tool for people.