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Watch 881 iPhones moving like fireflies across Europe for a month (video)

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Watch 881 iPhones moving like fireflies across Europe for a month (video)
Ever wondered how the daily commutes and travels of people look from God's perspective? Michael Krell of Crowdflow compiled location data from 881 iPhones in Europe and produced a stunning video illustrating how smartphones and their users travelled in April. 

Lo and behold, the allusion is not to sheep, but much more intense - to fireflies. Actually, the video itself is called Fireflies HD and there are three differently colored versions of it for you to pick from. You can even see separate users flying in and out of their countries. The content is the same on all of the videos, so it's equally stunning – just pick the version you like best below and feel free to watch it and share your impressions in the comments below.

source: Crowdflow via GigaOm





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posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:26 1

1. AdolphOliverBush (unregistered)


Now I see why they were secretly tracking everyone's positions.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 13:29 1

4. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Yes! This was the killer need behind the location tracking. Violated privacy was never so worth it!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 16:16 1

6. Laurynas (unregistered)


@AdolphOliverBush "Now I see why they were secretly tracking everyone's positions."

Don't think that it is the only one purpose...

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 09:38

11. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


hahaha now we know! they track iPhones just to impress us using this video. nya

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 11:23 1

2. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


LMAO and apple says they dont store that info LMAO Tracking Lawsuit FAIL

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 12:45 1

3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Love the way the herds of isheep look!!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 15:39 1

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Wow. Four fandroids already? You guys never miss an opportunity, don't you? Lol.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 16:46 1

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


lol As time goes on there will be more android users so get used to it isheep

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 19:19 1

8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Just like you fandroids are used to the iphone being the bestselling smartphone. Obviously, your guys can't put your money where your mouths are :)

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 01:13

9. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This is so cool apple track some more this is awesome. Bet you cant do that on droid.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 01:50

10. baldilocks (Posts: 505; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Shaking my head at all the fandroids.....and they call US sheep.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 13:01

12. uplifted (unregistered)


how about I have had every iphone since they came out and I am now a driod fan all the way. I can do ten times what I could do with my iphone and I have an infuse which is no badass spec phone. I am sick of apple and there limited eco system. Their just a bunch of hype and I wish apple would go to hell. So here is just one example apple fag! FLASH!!!

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