Fascinating Train Study

As the train slows down, the people appear to come to life. This was shot with a high speed camera from a train window, as the train was pulling into a station, then played back at a slower frame rate.

Graeme Taylor tells how he did it here: “Pointless, action-free and totally mesmerising” and I’ll stop the world.

What Could Google Do With Twitter?

If Google bought Twitter, they could start adding some of the Wave features into it. I’d like to see this.

Wave beta was a mess of features, not really a product. It was more of a grand scale focus group than a launch. The Google creators sat behind the glass and watched us as we publicly brainstormed how their new technology could work in our real world. They watched us flail and sink. Most people couldn’t get their heads around it.

Twitter has grown into a nice, searchable neo-public microblogging platform. It was careful, restraining the features, but also trying new things.

Twitter’s threading and messaging are sub-optimal. I wonder what wave-like collaborative threading would be like in Twitter.

I wonder what it would be like to be able to see people composing their tweets in realtime.