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The world map of Twitter and Flickr

The world map created with Twitter and Flickr geotags. What you see is the world as it appears by tracing the position from which all the messages on Twitter and the places photographed and then posted by all Flickr users have been published. Each twit is a blue dot and each photo (…)

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The world map created with Twitter and Flickr geotags. What you see is the world as it appears by tracing the position from which all the messages on Twitter and the places photographed and then posted by all Flickr users have been published. Each twit is a blue dot and each photo of Filkr ??is an orange dot. Erik Fischer, author of this breathtaking graphic info, has thus created an incredible world map. It looks like a photo taken from space, at night, to our wonderful planet and instead it is the set of millions of georeferenced posts. Social networks are redesigning our world in many ways; this is another of the new possibilities to look at the Earth in a new way. The information that this map contains is a lot, starting with the different distribution and diffusion of the two social networks. The distribution of Flickr (in orange) is more uniform in the world, more fragmented we could say. While Twitter shows high concentrations in the cities and a more organic diffusion, which follows more evident lines of development, along the major world routes. It surely counts the fact that Flickr is "older" than two years and therefore has been able to develop more uniform, but above all the diversity of use matters. Those who take photos and upload them online tend to photograph not only their own city, but also the places they visit as a tourist and do not live in new ones. While Twitter that a conversation-based social network is used primarily from the place where you live, not only. Images do not need words, while twits are, in fact, conversations that take place in the same language and the language changes with geography, so we tend to tweet with people who speak our same language and therefore geographically close to us . For this reason the blue lights on the map tend to concentrate.

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