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country codes in world cup tweets - viz1

June 21, 2010 at 07:43 PM | categories: Uncategorized

#worldcup tweet viz1 from Mat Kelcey on Vimeo.

here's a simple visualisation of the use of official country codes (eg #aus) in a week's worth of tweets from the search stream for #worldcup.

rate is about 2hours of tweets per sec. orb size denotes relative frequency of that country code. edges denote that those two countries feature a lot in the same tweets. movement is based on gravitational like attraction along edges.

the quiet period at about 0:17 is a twitter outage :)

here's the original processing applet version with a bit more discussion