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All a “Twitter” about Wolfram|Alpha

May 30, 2009 —
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Wolfram|Alpha continues to be a hot topic in online newspapers and magazines, blogs, Facebook, and beyond. But one of our favorite (and one of the most insightful) places to find chatter about Wolfram|Alpha is on Twitter.

People tweet Wolfram|Alpha results that amaze them. Some suggest features or domains we should add. Others ask questions about how to get the results they want. And what’s really great is to see people tweeting advice and recommendations to other users.

Here are a few of the tweeted results or suggestions that have caught our eyes or amused us:

  • @yooklyde: According to Wolfram|Alpha I was born approx. an hour before sunset, during a Full Moon. That last bit explains everything.
  • @petervogel: Students in my ICT classes continue to be fascinated with Wolfram Alpha; a given-name analysis seems to hook them.
  • @sqjtaipei: cool about the running calories expended… how about other sports… need swimming and cycling. thx.

We really enjoy reading and exploring your updates and responding when we can.

We also like Twittering to show you some of the many uses of Wolfram|Alpha.

We’re highlighting a different feature or input every day. Today, it was seeing stars with Wolfram|Alpha. Others have been such things as how to get tide forecasts, compute fuel usage, and figure out that tough crossword puzzle. Educational, practical, topical, just plain interesting—we’ll share it all. You’ve just got to follow us to find out.

We hope you enjoy the results we showcase. We’ll be watching for your ideas and favorite inputs—so be sure to include #wolframalpha in your next tweet.


I’m following you. 🙂

Posted by BoLe May 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

its tweeting, not twittering

Posted by Nathan May 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

The sky chart is nice, but the ‘zoom’ function only shows one small portion and doesn’t let me to move the chart. So I’m guessing I’m looking at a bit somewhere in the middle and for the rest of the chart in detail, I could best look out my window. And then it’s all cloudy…

In addition (while we’re looking up), I think it’d be interesting to see a ‘map’ of the solar system. There’s no way I can get it done. Just querying ‘solar system’ gives me info on the planets, but not where they are relative to the sun and other planets, like in an imaginary 2D grid. Solar system, as seen ‘from above’. And then an animated png of the planets’ positions over the last month or so.

Posted by Daedalus Young May 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

wish Wolfram|Alpha helps me more

Posted by JET May 31, 2009 at 2:40 am

You should add a Twitter-Trend analysis feature to Wolfram|Alpha!

Posted by Deco May 31, 2009 at 9:23 am

e a vesão em português ?

Posted by Carlos Augusto Rocha June 2, 2009 at 7:46 am

It’s realy nice you guys broadcast all your news through such a variety of channels! For me Twitter is a nice way to stay up-to-date with all the new candy from Wolfram|Alpha.

Posted by Memento June 3, 2009 at 7:42 am

I really liked your blog!

Posted by Avo June 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm