These Twitter Metadata Visualizations are Reveal Location

 - Jun 27, 2013
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These 'Twitter Metadata Visualizations,' created by Gnip, show just how much information the clientele of Twitter reveal every time they send out a Tweet. The data has been graphed together to reveal popular tourist locations, the languages spoken at different locations across the world and even what type of mobile phones are popular in certain places.

Tourists, defined as "Twitter users who sent Tweets from a specific city for less than a month," can be pinpointed to congregate in specific New York City areas, such as the World Trade Center site, the Staten Island Ferry, Yankee Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty. This graphic makes use of the data on Twitter and shows us an interesting example of how this information can be used to better understand human beings today and how we interact with social media.