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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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Will the UK remain United?

Will the UK remain United? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A petition calling for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU tops 2.5 million signatures, after the vote to leave.
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So many questions? A crisis in the making?
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Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic

Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
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Climate change and global interactions are affecting the lives of the indigenous population in Arctic.
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Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit!

Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
As Britain prepares to vote on June 23 on European Union membership, both sides of the debate warn of dangerous outcomes. We debunk, or back up, their claims.
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Loss of sovereignty or advantages of globalisation! Argument continues.....
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The most polluted city in the world!

The most polluted city in the world! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Instead, a city you may have never heard of in Iran takes the title.
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Interesting article on urban pollution and its measurement.
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Drone footage of the damaged landscape of southern Japan

Drone footage of the damaged landscape of southern Japan | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows the devastation to the remote towns of Minamiaso and Mashiki caused by last week's earthquakes that hit southern Japan.
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Images show the extent of damage in southern Japan.
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Rural Water contamination- an impact of global interaction.

Rural Water contamination- an impact of global interaction. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over 80 percent of the water from underground wells across China’s plains is unfit for drinking because of contamination, according to statistics that alarmed many Chinese.
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Here is an article on water pollution in rural China.
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The best and worst places to be a working woman

The glass-ceiling index
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Excellent data to understand  women empowerment across the world.
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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 31, 9:34 PM
Excellent data to understand  women empowerment across the world.
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Japan's population shrinks!

A downward trend had been indicated for years, but a national count made it official. The population total in 2015 was lower, by almost a million, than that of the census in 2010.
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Air Pollution Forces Life Changes in Urban areas

Air Pollution Forces Life Changes in Urban areas | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Residents of some of the world’s most heavily polluted cities shared their experiences dealing with the daily challenges and consequences.
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Challenges and solutions...

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Challenges and solutions...

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Tears and mourning in Paris

Tears and mourning in Paris | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Reminds me of the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008. My prayers are with the city!

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A two children policy in China

A two children policy in China | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Through forced sterilizations and abortions, the killing of infants and the sale of children, the decades-old policy touched families across China.
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An article to understand the impacts of One child policy and the characteristics of the new two children policy.

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Internal Migration in Mexico

Internal Migration in Mexico | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Mexico’s cities are ballooning in population while rural and indigenous communities, where there are still over 60 indigenous languages other than Spanish spoken, are disappearing. For many indigenous families, illiteracy and the powerful forces of racism and discrimination can often offset the lures that brought them to migrate to urban centers.
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It will be interesting to compare and contrast this case study with that of rural - urban migration in India.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 27, 2015 7:30 PM
Looking for a different study of impacts of internal migration
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Impacts of Depopulation in a remote Australian town

Impacts of Depopulation in a remote Australian town | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Dunedoo, 200 miles northwest of Sydney, expected a coal mine to be an economic engine, but the price of coal plunged and now the town is barely hanging on.
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Interesting article!

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Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Britons vote to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of 28-nation union and high-profile UK politicians.
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"...and in the end, Britain, which had colonized the world, destroyed itself in fantasies that it was being colonized in turn" — historians. Courtesy Ted Scheiman, Source: Twitter. ‪#‎Brexit‬
The BIG question is : What next?
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India explained in 20 maps

India explained in 20 maps | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The following set of 20 maps of India look into the story of this riveting country. A captivating place to both travel and read about.
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Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change

Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers find that while many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.
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Interesting reading on cities and climate change management strategy.
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China’s Twilight Years

China’s Twilight Years | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The country’s population is aging and shrinking. That means big consequences for its economy—and America’s global standing.
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Coffee Addiction Could Destroy Tropical Forests

Coffee Addiction Could Destroy Tropical Forests | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Worrying! Its time to check our consumption of resources.
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Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society

Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In an age of easy travel and rising militancy, intelligence experts fear that terrorist attacks have become an unavoidable part of life in Europe.
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Citizens of EU member nations can travel across EU. Could this movement increase vulnerability of EU to such attacks?
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Why the Japanese are having so few babies

Why the Japanese are having so few babies | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 31, 9:37 PM
Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
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Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
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Have we entered a new geological age?

New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch
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An interesting article on human impacts on the environment.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, guide development policy and funding through 2030, beginning with a pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently.
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A very useful resource to discuss SDGs.

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Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy

Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
What really brought down China’s birthrate was its education and empowerment of women, not the one-child policy.
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Amartya Sen analyses the anti natalist Policy.

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Ways to reduce Tsunami-vulnerability.

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Some measures to reduce vulnerability have been stated in the article.

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Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico

Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The hurricane, which meteorologists called the strongest recorded in the Western Hemisphere, toppled trees, triggered landslides and tore off roofs as it slammed into the coast.
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The article includes an interactive map tracking the hurricane.

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