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Mapping Twitter Globally

Thanks to the crit-geog mailing list, I just came across Chris McDowall’s brilliant visualisation of 24 hours of tweets:


The geographic concentration of information production through the Twitter platform is to be expected (i.e. Western Europe and the US coasts glowing brightly, and much of the rest of the world left out of these processes), but nonetheless amazing to watch in action.

As Chris points out, we can see Indonesia (particularly Java) producing an unexpected amount of content. Well, at least unexpected until we realise that Twitter is hugely popular in Indonesia. The country has world’s highest proportion of internet-users on Twitter.

You can read Chris’ full post here. Also crossposted to floatingsheep.org.