Thursday, July 16, 2015

Twitter's Favorite Beers

Floating Sheep and New Maps Plus have released a hexbin map visualizing American Tweets about beer. The #beerTweets map allows you to see which types & brands of beer Americans are Tweeting about.

The map includes the option to compare two different types of beer and to see which is Tweeted the most at different locations in the USA. The map reveals some interesting spatial patterns in the popularity of different beers. For example Grain Belt beer is most popular in the midwest, Shiner Bock is most popular in Texas and Corona is most popular with Californian Tweeters.

The code for the map is available on GitHub and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unsupported License.

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