It's a game built on the twitter api. I'm fascinated by the sheer amount of tweets going through twitter at any one moment. I wanted a fun way to visualize it. This is the result of that: a horserace.
So, the race sets up with 5 words, and they race against each other in real time to see who can reach the finish line first. And, you can actually see the raw data behind it.
Open it up in Chrome or any other browser.
the twitter api, jquery, a soundcloud widget, underscore.js, backbone.js, a plugin called jquery countdown, raphael.js, underscore string, backbone.js, socket.io, and the node modules async, request, plates and express.