Twitter Anatomy of a Protest

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Here's a visualization of mid and lower Manhattan on MayDay, 2012, plotting the when and where of tweets containing the keywords, MayDay and Occupy (representing a healthy mix of supporters, detractors, and everybody in-between). The visual coordination of three dimensions of data: location, time, and topic, provides an up-to-the-second profile of a social event as it forms, moves, and dissipates. In this case, you can see the event's tweets gather around Bryant Park, proceed down a tight line along Broadway, and finalize at the NYSE. The timeline shows the event gather steam, sustain volume, then dissolves. Check out the source link for more info.
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