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The Era Of Precision Mapping Of Social Media Is Coming To An End

It turns out that the grand vision of mapping GPS-tagged tweets was based on an assumption that proved false and…

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Twitter Reminds Us That We Still Care About Our Location Privacy

In a world in which our cell companies sell our realtime locations for profit and Facebook stalks select users to…

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Twitter's Shift Away From GPS-Tagged Tweets Suggests It Will Be Harder To Fight 'Deep Fakes'

Twitter's shift away from geotagged tweets over the past seven years suggests even the oversharing user base of social media…

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Twitter's Transition From HTTP To HTTPS

While Google is most famous for its role in transitioning the web from HTTP to HTTPS, other platforms like Twitter…

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FiveThirtyEight: How Cable News Reacted To The Cohen Hearing

FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta and Oliver Roeder created this fascinating linguistic analysis of how CNN, Fox News and MSNBC covered the…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets (Dark)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets: Language Maps

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets (Light)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Tweets

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Geotagged Place Tweets

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the map below shows all geotagged…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets (Dark)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets (Light)

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: Zoomable Interactive Map Of Geotagged Tweets By Language

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, a high resolution 32K resolution version…

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Twitter 2012-2018: An Animated Map of Twitter By Language

As part of Kalev's massive new study visualizing Twitter's evolution over the past seven years, the animation below shows all…

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Visualizing Seven Years Of Twitter's Evolution: 2012-2018

Looking back over seven years of the Twitter 1% stream, what can we learn about how one of the world's…

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WashPost: Fox News Reportedly Killed The Stormy Daniels Story In 2016. It Has Played It Down Ever Since.

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how the networks have covered the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.

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How Much Attention Is Collusion Really Getting?

With the political discourse this week once again turning to Russia, it is worth looking back at NBC's report last…

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Is Twitter's Spritzer Stream Really A Nearly Perfect 1% Sample Of Its Firehose?

How closely does the Twitter 1% Spritzer/Sample API match its firehose and has that alignment been relatively stable over the…

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Whatever Happened To The Denominator? Why We Need To Normalize Social Media

One of the most important but least told stories of the "big data" revolution is the way in which the…

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Is Twitter Really Faster Than The News?

One of the most basic truisms of the social media era is that social media offers the fastest indicator of…

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Creating A Data-Driven 'You Are Here' Media Map To Combat Fake News Using Billions Of Links

What if instead of assigning human ratings to outlets and stories, we leveraged massive data mining to construct the equivalent…

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Why Data Visualization Is Equal Parts Data Art And Data Science

Network visualizations are at once beautiful and informative, helping us make sense of the macro through micro patterns in the…

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WashPost: The Debunking Of Jussie Smollett Has Gotten More Attention Than His Initial Allegation

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores television and online news coverage of the Jussie Smollett story and how the debunking…

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How the Green New Deal Has Played Out Online

Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey released their ambitious proposal for a "Green New Deal" to…