Patrick Meier: The Geography of Twitter: Mapping the Global Heartbeat

Crowd-Sourcing, Geospatial
Patrick Meier
Patrick Meier

The Geography of Twitter: Mapping the Global Heartbeat

My colleague Kalev Leetaru recently co-authored this comprehensive study on the various sources and accuracies of geographic information on Twitter. This is the first detailed study of its kind. The detailed analysis, which runs some 50-pages long, has important implications vis-a-vis the use of social media in emergency management and humanitarian response. Should you not have the time to analyze the comprehensive study, this blog post highlights the most important and relevant findings.

Read full post with global graphics.