We are living in a society that sees it self more and more not via perceptions of objects but information.
Real time twitter density for: London Borough of Hackney, London N1 6BY, UK http://bit.ly/IvfKkD
Information is different from objects in that information is flow, information sitting by itself is nothing. Information is also infinitely reproducible now. Its not the static presence of industrial things but the emergent patterns coming out of data flows by which we think and construct society.
Real time twitter density for: Old Street, London Borough of Islington, London EC1Y, UK http://bit.ly/IQkVKe
Some places like Old Street peek in activity during the week, other like Brick Lane are stronger on the weekend. From an information flow perspective places change from week to weekend.
Real time twitter density for: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London E1 6HR, UK http://bit.ly/JMDHGu
Real time twitter density for: Shoreditch High Street, London Borough of Hackney, London E1, UK http://bit.ly/JMEYxg
Wikipedia - Google data overview for Shoreditch and Hoxton London
Current trending foursquare venues, a measure of current state of flow in Shoreditch and Hoxton.
This shows patterns based on time. For example every working morning London Liverpool Street Rail Station trends on Foursqaure. Unlike Old Street which is mostly underground, dingy and small, Liverpool is a larger sunny space where people often have to wait to get trains to and from the suburbs. As such it is an area where people who are bored have time and mobile web access. The daily rise in Foursquare checkins to Liverpool Street Station reflects a combined presence of web access and an organised wasting of thousands of people's time waiting for longer distance train stations. Old Street is also very crowed but by the time people can use mobile phones they are already on the street where they have less opportunity to use their mobile phones.