Vancouver’s trending topics become news with digital display for CBC Vancouver

Blog / March 20, 2018

CBC Vancouver connects Vancouverites to what’s happening nationally, internationally and in their neighborhood. We created an outdoor installation to bring Vancouver’s trending conversations to life, showcasing the stories determined by locals. The interactive installation presented social data using experimental visualization to show what the city is feeling, thinking and talking about in real-time.

Vancouver’s most talked about trending topics were determined by multiple regional data points by social media listening tools, which were then categorized and displayed in real time.

The more something was talked about within Vancouver on social media, the bigger it gets on the installation – showing trends and providing context through keywords, while growing and disappearing in parallel.

The digital board even made an appearance on the CBC Vancouver News at 6pm.