Tuesday, April 23, 2013

95 Million Tweets on One Google Map


TweetMap is a Google Map of a massive 95 million global tweets. Currently the map displays geo-tagged tweets from 10th December 2012 to 30th December 2012.

If mapping 95 million twitter messages wasn't impressive enough the map also allows you to query the tweets by time, location, and keyword. For example, the heat map above shows all tweets mentioning 'Christmas'.

TweetMap really is a great resource for exploring spatial variations in the use of language. I've had a lot of fun this morning exploring where people say 'Father Christmas' and where they like 'Santa', and discovering where people drink 'soda' and where they drink 'pop'.
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