All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Geotagging’

Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps

Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into an elevation map. But the execution is beautiful. Right now, there are three cities available to explore: San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul. There are also eight different styles of elevation maps that you can …

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Twitter’s New Geotagged Tweet Visualizations Are Incredible

Twitter’s Visual Insights team has gone and done something awesome. They’ve created some maps of a bunch of major cities, countries, and continents using geotagged tweets – using only geotagged tweets. Everything you see in the maps below are tweets – every dot is a tweet and the color of the dot is the tweet count. Twitter says that these …

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‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S.

If you’ve spent any time at all on Twitter, you know that it can be a great place for a variety of things – real-time news, celeb-watching, comedy, and the list goes on and on. But you also know that Twitter is full of the kind of homophobic and racist language that can make you physically recoil. Now, a group …

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Friendly Reminder: Watch Out for Geotagged Tweets Mentioning “Home”

People give out a lot of personal information via social media, many would say too much information. Much of it is voluntary, and the user knows they’re putting themselves out there. Filling out your profile information, tagging yourself in a photo on Facebook, or checking-in to Foursquare are all example of how people knowingly divulge personal data on the web. …

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Flickr Levels Up With Nokia’s Sexy Maps & Satellite Images

Flickr announced today that it’s upgrading the maps that support the site’s geotagging feature with the help of Nokia’s very pretty, very detailed maps. The popular photo-sharing site has previously worked with (and will continue to work with) OpenStreetMap in order to fill in the gaps left by commercial maps but Nokia will be the major provider of awesome, updated …

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Discover Your City’s Ratio Of Inane To Useful Tweets With Twaddler

Twitter, like many social networks, log their posts with geographic tags. The company has allowed users to enable tweeting with your location for a while now, and many users routinely send out geotagged tweets. If a user has enable location-based tweets, they will see a location field just under the tweet box. While some users are understandably reluctant to add …

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U.S. Army Warns Soldiers About Geotagging

Location tagging poses plenty of problems for civilians. Let’s say you told your boss that you were sick, but instead had plans to catch a Yankees game. In that case, you probably don’t want your next post popping up on Facebook “from Yankee Stadium.” While unwanted geotagging through services like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more is definitely an annoyance to …

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