Reshared post from +Ann Wuyts
Wow. And we thought 'Ripple' was impressive? Demo of G+ stream visualization, but this one is ALIVE! In less than four minutes, watch 5 hours of people commenting (the white 'pollens') on the latest posts (the flowers) and new flowers (aka posts) sprouting in this demo of G+ StreamVisualizer by Justin Ormont.
The flowers with many white and blue dots around them are from authors who interact highly with their followers, the bare flowers are from authors who simply create a post and don't respond to comments.
The frilly white dots around the flower is the author replying back to a comment. The frilly blue dots are similarly interactions by the author. They receive one when they 'like' your comment.