Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twitter Sparklines

Oh how I love sparklines. Not that I get to use them frequently, but as a concept for compactly representing information goes, I love it. I've known for some time that you can fairly trivially generate them using the Google Graph API. And last night I learned another unexpected use: for displaying information in twitter.

See a handful of examples here. Such as:

Twitter, which is obsessed with squeezing large amounts of information into a 140 characters, seems like the perfect place to leverage sparklines.

I should really poke around for a Blogger module that let's me include sparklines somehow. Hmmm....

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