Tweeting using the Golden Ratio

It’s well known that many architectural designs base their proportions on the Golden Ratio including the Egyptian Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Notre-Dame of Laon cathedral etc and that the ratio appears all over the natural world including the length to width of the DNA helix.

However, I bet you didn’t know that the Golden Ratio has worked it’s way into Twitter! Like it or not, social media is here to stay and it seems our pupils consider sending out a tweet or status update to be as normal as phoning, texting or IM-ing a friend. If you are looking for another example of the aesthetic qualities of the Golden Ratio then look no further than the design of the new-Twitter! The proportions of the various sections of the page are in the golden ratio:

Twitter homepage designed using the Golden Ratio- Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/twitteroffice/5034817688/

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