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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

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Useful and interesting visuals. They help us to understand significant aspects like varying population density, variable intensity of use of social media, digital divide etc.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 1, 2013 11:55 PM

This is a small subset of 16 great maps created by Twitter, Inc. displaying the billions of geotagged tweets sent since 2009.  In this this great social media dataset, patterns of population density are immediately evident, with areas with great population densities not surprisingly representing the greatest concentration of social media usage.  On closer inspection though, the major transportation arteries become much more visible than a population density map would suggest.  

 

Question to Ponder: What does this map say about transportation networks and those that use them? 


Tags: visualizationsocial media, transportation, globalization, mapping.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:12 AM

Communication and social media. 

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An earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes Kathmandu

An earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes Kathmandu | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Magnitude 7.9 quake damages areas in and around capital city of Kathmandu.

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The epicentre of the the earthquake is at the depth of 2km. The tremors were felt as far as New Delhi and Kolkata. Neighbours of Nepal must help the government of Nepal and the Nepalees citizens to handle the impacts of the earthquake.

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Did the World Bank Break Its Promise to Protect the Poor?

Did the World Bank Break Its Promise to Protect the Poor? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.
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Are such organisations increasing disparities instead of decreasing them?

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Germany is moving steadily on the path of renewable sources of energy.

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This article highlights the various ways of increasing consumption of renewable sources of energy.

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Volcanoes and climate change

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Interesting article on impacts of volcanic eruptions on the world climate.

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California Drought - consequence of endless growth!

California Drought - consequence of endless growth! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.
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Rapidly urbanising cities should learn from this example and try to develop on the lines of sustainability. And, encourage a circular system rather than a linear one.

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Equal Streets movement in Mumbai.

Equal Streets movement in Mumbai. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Raahgiri in New Delhi and Gurgaon, Happy street in Park street Kolkata are some initiatives by urban citizens of India. It is nice to know that the urban dwellers are claiming open space from traffic laden roads as these cities are sometimes starved off open space due to rapid urbanisation.However, some local residents and commuters are being hassled due to this open street movement.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 29, 6:06 PM
Strategies to make urban places more liveable
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Land acquisition plan in India

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Will this reduce the wealth gap or will it ensure upliftment of standard of living of the rural population?

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Loss of national sovereignty due to global interaction

Loss of national sovereignty due to global interaction | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The statement, at a European Union leaders’ summit meeting, came as Greece scraped together enough money to pay around $2.17 billion in debts.
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Vanuatu development wiped out by Cyclone

Vanuatu development wiped out by Cyclone | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
President says 90 percent of buildings in capital Port Vila are damaged or destroyed as outlying islands remain cut off.
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A disaster of such a scale pulls a country behind in terms of economic development. The world needs to assist Vanuatu in all possible ways.

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Bella Reagan's curator insight, March 24, 1:19 AM

UNit 4- Political organization of space

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This is an article about the damage caused by a huge cyclone, named Pam. The cyclone "Pam" was in Port Vila, Vanuatu and it destroyed or damaged ninety percent of the buildings in the capital. However not all buildings were completely destroyed and there is hope of rebuilding. Airport has been opened and aid from places like Australia and New Zealand are able to come and help. 

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This cyclone was a category 5 storm and was devastating to the people living in Vanuatu. The storm made many people loose there lives and many loose their homes. Although aid is being flown in, many people migrate to safer places where they must live homeless. About 15,000 people were left homeless after the cyclone. 

 

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Gender pay gap has not reduced.

International Labour Organization says difference in earnings between men and women has barely changed in 20 years
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The past, present and future of CO₂

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An excellent visualization to understand carbon emissions across the world. Useful for studying climate change.

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Traditional mindset of the society Vs women's economic empowerment in developing nations

An economic boom that has created opportunities for women has also fostered a resurgence of traditional values, the idea that a woman’s place is in the home.
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Similar situations can be observed in urban areas of India. However, women in urban areas definetely have more opportunities than their rural sisters.

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Cass Allan's curator insight, March 5, 7:05 AM

Increase in women's autonomy in developing countries has resulted in push-back resurgence of traditional female roles.

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Global interaction through social media

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A very interesting article that highlights the extent global interaction through social media is shaping our lives. 

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An effective Anti-Poverty Program in USA

An effective  Anti-Poverty Program in USA | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Could this be an effective approach towards reducing poverty?

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Global interaction and inequality

Global interaction and inequality | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Another article that questions whether global interactions are further increasing disparities in wealth and development.

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Impacts of suburban sprawl.

Impacts of suburban sprawl. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
It costs a lot more to run a suburb than it does to run a city.
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Interesting infographic that examines the impacts of suburban sprawl. This article also includes several resources to study suburbanisation.

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Images of overpopulation and overconsumption

Images of overpopulation and overconsumption | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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An interesting collection of images that have a common theme: Over population and over consumption of resource. These pictures can be used in various ways. I recognised a picture of a popular shopping mall of my city in this set of pictures. 

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Expatriates do not want to return home from politically unstable places.

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The article examines the attitudes of migrants who prefer to remain in war-torn places instead of returning home. Debt, poverty and lack of employment options push them to decide against returning to their home countries. The decision of these migrants often costs them their lives.

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Parental education- an origin of disparity

The Harvard political scientist wants to change how Americans view poor kids

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An interesting discussion on origin of disparities in wealth and development in US.

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Innovations that help to improve accessibility to clean drinking water.

A little thinking outside the box can go a long way in helping bring clean H2O to those who need it most.

About 89 percent of the globe had access to improved sources of drinking water in 2012 -- up significantly from 76 percent in 1990, accordin...
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Excellent resources to discuss World Water day!

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A step forward towards empowerment of women.

Germany passed a law Friday that requires some of Europe’s biggest companies to give 30 percent of supervisory seats to women beginning next year.
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More such steps are needed to uplift the social and the economic status of women around the world.

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Moving towards meeting MDG 1: 15 achievements on poverty and hunger

Moving towards meeting MDG 1: 15 achievements on poverty and hunger | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In the years since the MDGs were launched, 74 countries have halved their levels of poverty and 173 million fewer people experience chronic hunger
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Lets hope more people are pulled out of poverty in years to come!

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Cass Allan's curator insight, March 5, 7:03 AM

millennium development goals. Positive news

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Increase in Inequality in Cuba

Increase in Inequality in Cuba | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Is inequality the obvious future? aren't there ways to reduce it and bring about fairness in development?

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Progress on Millennium development goal on poverty and hunger.

Progress on Millennium development goal on poverty and hunger. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The first MDG set out to halve 1990 poverty and hunger rates by the end of this year. As the deadline approaches, we look at what progress has been made
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