Chris Reade is the man behind metropho.rs, a website that maps tweets based on city metaphors used on Twitter. For example: Someone tweets, "California is the Italy of the United States." Reade's map is able to search up to 1,200 places all over the world and is constantly growing. So far, the results have been interesting, to say the least.
You may not know this, but India is apparently the Indiana of Asia and Saudi Arabia is the Texas of the Middle East. What makes Reade's map great is that you can actually see the person who tweeted about a city. This is especially fascinating should you come across a description you're uncertain about, such as what makes China the Florida of Asia. Above all, Chris Reade's metropho.rs is a fun way to see what crazy comparisons people are making on Twitter.
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