Plotting geocoded tweets on a globe with canvas
Drawing the globe is relatively straightforward. The lat/long pairs are converted into position vectors, which are then transformed based on the mouse position. The Sylvester library was pretty handy for transforming the points (Pete talked about Sylvester at jsoxford recently).
The original plan was to animate this over a period of time, though it looked quite random/noisy so I went for this static view instead.