It’s interesting enough to know that when we type updates into Twitter that people all over this world can see what we’re thinking in real time, but you might not have realized that your tweets were also reaching the citizens of the virtual world of Second Life.
New World Notes reports:
created by UK developer Daden Limited, the Twitter Fountain of Second Life takes the public feed from the Web 2.0 site, converting each Tweet into a literal thought balloon that burbles up from a koi pond located on Daden’s SL island. (Visit the Twitter Fountain by clicking the SLURL teleport at this link)
So, when you’re hanging out in Second Life you can stay connected to the real-time ramblings of internet users across the real world. Is this useful?
Well, at this point I don’t think we’re able to control whose tweets we see–Twitter Fountain users can’t choose to see just the tweets of their friends. At this point, maybe we could think of the Twitter Fountain as a form of conceptual art, with real world thoughts ballooning up out of the fountain and floating off into the air.