This visualization explores the media impact of meteorites on the web. We gathered data from Google, Bing, Twitter, Flickr and Youtube to determine the popularity of each meteorite and show their virtual depiction.
Collecting the data was the biggest task and took quite some time, mainly because we wanted to cover a bride spectrum of media coverage. With various tools like CasperJS, NodeJS, PhantomJS we crawled Topsy´s Otter API, Twitter API, Flickr API, YouTube Api, Google Results and Bing Results and fused it in MongoDB. Selecting a meteorite triggers the different APIs that begin to stream live data like Tweets, Flickr Photos or Youtube Videos.
Made by Christopher Pietsch and Luis Grass