Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Twitter Data Mining with Google Maps


DataSift recently struck a deal with Twitter which allows DataSift's customers to access Twitter’s past two years of global tweets. Included in those Tweets is a lot of geographical information that map developers can mine.

DataSift itself has created a number of examples of how the data could be used. Currently it has a number of live streaming Google Maps in the 'Geo' section of its examples showcase. The example maps include: Tweets from Fifth Avenue, New York, Tweets from the USA, Tweets from the Middle East and Natural Disaster Tweets.

Each example includes a number of different views; a live streaming view, a Google Maps view, a graph view, a Klout (influence) view and a breakdown of the Tweets by gender.
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