A little while back I had a fun idea: I bet I could use twitter to collect and store little, ad-hoc data statements; with a simple parser, those statements could be used to make data. A little ad-hoc database right inside twitter! I even got myself a domain name where I could tinker with it.
Well, mycrocosm beat me to it. It’s cool. It makes graphs. Rad. Exhibit A, on my time spent engaged with the Olympics:
Also. Tinkering with mycrocosm, I found Google Charts. Holy smokes!
And today I see daytum, another service of the same sort. It’s invitation-only, dammit. But it looks cool.