The application provides the information by collecting in real time tweets sent by large number of people and extracting information on the latest happening in a locality. Temporarily, the tweetographer is the invention of William Clifton and Alex Padgett, computer science undergraduates at the University of Cincinnati.
“We wanted to explore data mining, which is an important area of research in computer science, in the context of social media. "Everything is out there in public domain, a giant pool of untapped data, tagged with latitude and longitude. It's very precise and lends itself to so many uses. Sometimes it was difficult to provide exact information to the users as so many people type in their own shorthand, which is difficult to understand.
Clifton said, "We realized we could do all sorts of things with this data. We could add all sorts of functions but we worked really hard to avoid 'feature creep' and decided to focus on events."