How often do you hear folk bemoaning the rise of Twitter and how it is destroying communication as we know it? Apart from the the obvious, have you ever wondered whether Twitter is as prolific in adoption in your part of the world? This is exactly what the folk at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford pondered on and decided to find out more about the geography of twitter. Accordingly the researchers
decided to collect all georeferenced tweets sent between March 5 and March 13, 2012
They then sampled the data and created the following fascinating graphic
The researchers then go on to draw a range of conclusions based on the data including how Twitter
might be allowing for a ‘democratisation’ of information production and sharing because of its low barriers to entry and adaptability to mobile devices.