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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 8:55 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 5:12 AM

Communication and social media. 

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Scottish Independence Vote Today!

A breakdown of the issues voters will consider Thursday in Scotland’s referendum on independence.
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Pushing Renewable energy!

Pushing Renewable energy! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Energy transformation project in Germany is changing German's energy sector and regular lives. An informative video helps to understand the consequences.

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‘Web of corrupt activity’ responsible for disparities in wealth and development

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In Photos- Chernobyl nuclear disaster

In Photos- Chernobyl nuclear disaster | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In the immediate aftermath of the explosion on 26 April, 1986, few were prepared to endure the massive radiation levels and document the disaster, but Russian photographer Igor Kostin did. Here is a selection of his finest images
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Catalyzing Global interactions!

Catalyzing Global interactions! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In 2014 the number of Internet users has reached 2,923 million. That's nearly 40 percent of all people on Earth.
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An excellent infographic on internet usage across the world ! I will be using this in my DP HL Extension class.

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Aerial footage of Iceland's lava fields

Aerial footage of Iceland's lava fields | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The latest video from Iceland shows magma flaring up from the Holuhraun dyke, just north of the Bardarbunga volcano.
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The wonderful and powerful nature!

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Infographic - Issues about our food system.

Infographic - Issues about our food system. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Globally there are a billion people who go hungry. Supporting small-scale food producers and tackling climate change can reduce that number.
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An infographic worth discussing to understand the food system.

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Images- Impacts of 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California's Bay area.

Images- Impacts of 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California's Bay area. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Strong quake hit California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires and knocking out power
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The impacts of migration on the sending country

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Useful article on push factors of migration and the resultant impact of migration on the sending country.

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Bicycles offer a lifeline in rural Zambia

Bicycles offer a lifeline in rural Zambia | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In rural Zambia, a bicycle is one of the most important possessions someone can have.
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These vehicles are also a lifeline to several people in rural India and to many urban poors

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Indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals.

Indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Will the SDGs be sustainable then?

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In future, can cars be obsolete in cities?

In future, can cars be obsolete in cities? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Helsinki and Hamburg are both striving to vastly improve urban transport in less than a generation. The Helsinki Times states that “the future resident of Helsinki will not own a car.”

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Jessica Ireland's curator insight, August 27, 12:14 PM

I think this is so true ! every time ive went to a huge city I find residents either riding bikes or taking city buses, trains.

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Controls on immigration from new EU states. Will it help UK?

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Surviving childhood in Africa

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A very useful interactive display of data to understand infant and child mortality in Africa.

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Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 16, 9:43 AM

Unit 2

CT Blake's curator insight, September 17, 10:05 AM

A way to view the reality behind the demographic data.

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Four essentials for a Bikeable urban community

Four essentials for a Bikeable urban community | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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An excellent infographic to understand the conditions necessary to develop a sustainable  system of transport using bicycles.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 16, 4:12 PM

Sustainability and liveability of urban communities 

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Fukushima nuclear disaster:120,000 evacuees remain uprooted

Fukushima nuclear disaster:120,000 evacuees remain uprooted | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Japan's 2011 plant meltdown has torn apart close families, leaving elderly relatives isolated and villages uninhabited
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Ways to stop the flow of lava

Ways to stop the flow of lava | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Different methods are described in the article along with some fascinating photographs.

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Impact of South Africa’s coal-fired power stations.

Impact of South Africa’s coal-fired power stations. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In the settlement of Masakhane near the Duvha plant, residents wear masks to avoid breathing in the coal dust
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Another significant reason to switch to green energy. However, developing countries definitely have their limitations to harness green energy.

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Residents of informal settlements of Ulaanbataar are reluctant to move to formal housing.

Residents of informal settlements of Ulaanbataar are reluctant to move to formal housing. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Though Ulaanbaatar’s sprawling informal ‘ger district’ lacks access to drinking water and sewerage, officials may struggle to coax residents to swap canvas for bricks and mortar
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An interesting article that examines the struggle between tradition and modernity among rural-urban migrants of Mongolia.

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Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, September 3, 3:32 PM

A great case study of the impact of globalisation and the drive to development alongside traditional cultural norms.

CT Blake's curator insight, September 7, 2:19 PM

Yurts!!!

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'super-aged' nations

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The world is aging at a rapid rate and by 2030 there will be 34 nations where more than 20% of the population is over 65. This has broad implications for economic growth and immigration trends.
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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, August 25, 2:53 PM

Very interesting post about the ageing world population.

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Impacts of fracking in fragile environments!

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It is very worrying: our quest for energy sources...

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Typhoons in Hong Kong- reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience over the years!

Typhoons in Hong Kong-                              reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience over the years! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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An excellent resource for students to understand the concept of vulnerability and resilience

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In pictures- abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on.

In pictures- abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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To what extent do nations benefit by hosting international sports events?

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Cultural Globalisation- Birth of Korean cool

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Transport revolution in the world’s highest city

Transport revolution in the world’s highest city | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The future of Bolivia’s public transportation takes to the skies.
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