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With the #notw story still going strong, and looking to get even bigger, it has been a bit of quiet week as far as web based news is concerned. So instead of blogging about the miserable evilness of a few dickish people I am going to concentrate on something pretty.
Eric Fischer has been using the geotags on tweets and Flickr uploads to create maps. Its not the first time he has made pretty maps of stuff. The amazing thing about these pictures is how much of a story it tells about our immediate neighbours as well as the global picture of how the world is using this social technology.
On these maps the red dots are locations of Flickr pictures and the blue dots are twitter tweet. White dots are both. Remember, these pictures are blank except for the coloured dots – they just map our countries perfectly!
The thing I find incredible about the European section is just how hot we are on this kind of stuff! The Britain glows dramatically, as do our Belgian and Dutch friends. This is obviously in part due to the population density in these areas but compared to France and Germany, who both have similar landmass/populations, we seem to be much more prolifically marking our social grounds.
The stark contrast across the states is amazing. Again, I realise that the east and west coasts are the population centres but check out the almost completely blank 500 mile corridor down the middle!
I love these kind of infographics so much because I think they tell wonderful stories about us, the way we communicate and how we spend our lives.
Have a great week!