Scraping data from all over the world wide web, realtime.info is the perfect place to visit if you want to catch up with what’s happening fast. And we don’t just mean breaking news stories and current events – ever wondered how many people are in space? What the air quality is like in Shanghai, or where the hottest or coldest places in the world are? What are the top trending tweets right now? It’s all here, in a novel scrolling format which means everything passes by without you needing to interact at all.
Not that you’re without options, though: virtually everything on the site can be clicked to take you to the source. It’s a completely mesmerising experience, and while it sometimes runs a little too quickly to take in, you can tweak the speed of each of its three columns to make the pace a little more manageable.
What’s afoot? A never-ending stream of important (and mundane) information.