FUSE Labs’ SocialGadgets are a set of embeddable widgets that visualize Twitter real-time data. With SocialGadgets from Microsoft Fuse Labs, you can display dynamic visualizations of real-time Twitter data on your website or blog.
You can choose to display a tag Cloud, Timeline, Buzz or a Comparision. Each gadget focuses on a given keyword and displays its volume of usage over time. Mentioned entities such as people, locations, companies and noun phrases are identified and visually represented. I have displayed above a Tag Cloud for Windows 7.
The gadgets are interactive, letting users explore the relationships between topics publically shared on Twitter. By focusing on patterns and trends, the gadgets can extrapolate what people find important, and provide a succinct yet effective way to look at events as they are unfolding.
Twitter, ‘the pulse of the world,’ is an incredibly rich data source used by millions across the globe. People post their thoughts, ideas and whereabouts via text-based status updates.
Visually displaying trending topics can help readers better understand content and its context. By using any one of the four SocialGadgets, data flowing through the Twitter fire hose is indexed and semantically analyzed in real-time. Within minutes, major entities are identified and their relationships are displayed.
The SocialGadgets are easily configured, allowing users to choose a keyword and a template type, then copy and paste an embed code to be displayed on a website of their choice.
You can configure and get yours here.