Tweetpond uses standard Flash TextFields rendered as part of the 3D scene to display tweet content. This technique is called billboarding or point sprites. Read the full post for our implementation of DisplayObject2D that lets you do billboarding in Papervision3D 2.0.
The original concept behind Tweetpond is News Pond, an ambient real-time visualisation of news headlines built in 2003. Read the full post for a summary of the original News Pond design documentation.
Imagine an underwater world where fish are replaced with the latest thoughts from people all over the world. These thoughts fall deeper as they grow older and new ones are displayed on the top as people post them. This is Tweetpond, an ambient visualisation of Twitter. Read the full post for more.