Recreating 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Out of Real Tweets

The many voices that can be marshalled to sing Queen's greatest hit.

Everybody loves to sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." That is just a fact of modern life, at least since Wayne's World (1992). 

And what's true on road trips is true on Twitter: People regularly tweet lines from the song. Ran Enrico Magen, a Twitter engineer, noticed this and recreated the song from real tweets sent by the service's users in just the last week or so.

The users are a slice of daily Twitter life: teenagers, people tweeting for a cause (#TeamDepot), people from Austin, people from Indonesia, people from Brazil, people from the Philippines, people whose bios consist of their Instagram handles and high schools abbreviations (go IRHS!), people who put police trucks as their Twitter background images, and crazy cat ladies.

Yet they all peacefully coexist in this networked song: many voices, one love. And that love is Queen.

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