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The world map according to Twitter

New set of maps with geotagged messages since 2009 is available online

May 31, 2013

It’s been the talk of the day in the data visualization community on Twitter: The set of beautiful images that the company published, representing all the geotagged messages since 2009 in different cities and regions of the globe.

Geography of Tweets
(The gallery of maps with geotagged Tweets | Twitter)

 

According to Twitter’s Visual Insights Manager Miguel Rios (@miguelrios), who wrote the blog post presenting the maps, “Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed with the patterns that emerge from aggregated Tweets over time. A continuing curiosity is about the geographical shapes that surface in geotagged Tweets.”

Each dot in the maps represent one geotagged tweet. The full set of images is available on Flickr, but we picked few to share with you:

Europe

Geotagged Twitter Map - Europe
(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – Europe | Twitter)

North America

Geotagged Twitter Map - North America
(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – North America | Twitter)

New York

Geotagged Twitter Map - New York City
(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – New York City | Twitter)

San Francisco

Geotagged Twitter Map - San Francisco
(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – San Francisco | Twitter)

São Paulo

Geotagged Twitter Map - São Paulo
(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – São Paulo | Twitter)

Moscow

(image: Geotagged Twitter Map – Moscow | Twitter)

 

Links: Twitter – The geography of Tweets

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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