Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter’s Amazing Maps

twitter-mapsEver wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.

Twitter posted these maps of Europe, New York City, Tokyo and Istanbul on its blog Friday. They use billions of geotagged tweets: Every dot represents a tweet, with the brighter colors showing a higher concentration of tweets. It’s pretty amazing how the mapped-out tweets clearly match with population centers, highways and the like — though perhaps that’s obvious.

1. Europe
2. New York City
3. Istanbul
4. Tokyo
More of Twitter’s geotagged maps are available on Flickr. What do these maps reveal to you? Share in the comments.

Images courtesy of Twitter


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