Monday, May 18, 2015

The Sunrise on Twitter

Simon Rogers (former data editor at Twitter) has created a few months ago this great map that shows Twitter users tweeting the word 'Sunrise' in the world's most-spoken languages on a typical day. This is a nice way of using Twitter to capture the pulse of the planet throughout throughout a 24 hours period and getting some nice data visualizations.

It is quite clear, though, that we still have a long way to go before being able to use social network analytics to address the big challenges of humanity without being fooled by the traps of these kind of data. We might get there one day, or maybe humanity will be slaved by artificial intelligence before then and we will not have to worry about that.

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