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Science in London: The 2016 scientific society talks in London blog post

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Perseid meteors

There are plenty of ways of watching, in real time, a stream of tweets on a particular topic. An easy one to get to grips with is What The Hashtag or wthashtag.

For Perseid meteors go here http://wthashtag.com/Meteorwatch

If you want a transcript of the tweets (possibly more used for conference tweets but you never know, someone might want to make use of the facility!) see the 'View transcript' link just below the coloured bar chart.

Other methods of watching a twitter stream include Twitterfall (http://www.twitterfall.com), Monitter (http://www.monitter.com) and of course Twitter search (http://search.twitter.com) but that last one doesn't automatically refresh. As far as I can remember none of these require you to have a Twitter account to 'tune in'. I think Tweetdeck (http://www.tweetdeck.com) does need a Twitter account and I certainly recommend it.

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