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Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps

Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps | Geography Education |
Twitter is supposed to have turned the world into a global village. But new research shows that our Twitter ties are considerably more parochial than most of us imagine.


Globalization inherently means unequal access to technological resources and means of communication.  This is clear that major nodes of interconnection leapfrog others, but most people still have very place-based regional centers of interaction.  Geography still matters.   

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 20, 6:29 PM

This article focuses on the social network of Twitter. Twitter has become a world wide hit, and now has millions of users. Twitter has connected millions of people, and the connections between certain places in the world are strikingly similar to airline hub maps. 

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