This should be a great tool for tons of news organizations without a method in place for gathering video from their community. Also worth noting: It’s incredibly disruptive to the few companies that already do this for news orgs. With YouTube’s brand behind it, this should take off quickly.
Like Wordle? Check out this improvement on the concept, comparing two speeches, or two stories, and mapping the common vocabulary in each. This was done with Processing. (Spotted via infosthetics.com)
Most Twitter apps along these lines feel like toys to me, rather than genuine measurement tools, but a quick way to find “the most influential Twitter users” on a given topic feels useful for the average reporter just getting into social media.