Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Mapping 'Good Morning' & 'Good Night'

Waking & Sleeping is a real-time map which shows where people around the world are Tweeting either 'Good Morning' or 'Good Night'. Open the map at any time of the day and you can instantly see where people are currently waking up and going to sleep.

Waking & Sleeping maps in real-time Tweets which mention either 'Good Morning' or 'Good Night' and which are geotagged or include a location. Interestingly the 'about' notes for this map claim that only 1.5% of people permit location sharing on Twitter. The 'about' notes also point to a problem with Twitter's API which means it doesn't parse Chinese, Japanese, or Korean very well. This means that Waking & Sleeping may miss a lot of early morning and late night messages from huge parts of Asia.

Waking & Sleeping uses Glitch, which means that you can remix and clone the project if you wish. To clone Waking & Sleeping go to its Glitch edit page and click on the 'Remix to Edit' button. However if you do want to create your own version of this map you will need to use you own Twitter and Mapbox API keys.

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