Monday, February 22, 2016

The Twitter Search Map

The Mapd Tweetmap allows you to search for the geographical and temporal distribution of words used in Twitter messages around the world.

Using the map you can search for any term used on Twitter and view where the word has been tweeted around the world. For example you can enter the word 'Trump' and view a dot map of all the locations where people have been tweeting the word Trump. You also have the option to switch from a dot map to a choropleth map view.

Running along the bottom of the map is a line graph which displays the volume of tweets for the searched word over time. The timeline is interactive and allows you to search within a specified set of dates.

If you click on the individual dots on the map you can read the Twitter message which contains your searched word. You can also select 'Tweets' in the map sidebar to view a stream of tweets containing the word. Underneath the map is a breakdown of the number of tweets made in different languages for your search term.

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