mycrocosm beats me out of the gate

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.

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