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Twitter mapping and how we choose our own adventure

31 May 2012

 

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Twitter #auspol is driven by hardline conservatives, evangelical Christians don’t talk to outsiders, and the South Australian tourism, food and wine fraternity have formed their own little enclave on Planet Adelaide.

The map is the most recent visualisation from a long-term project to understand the connections and activities of Australian Twitter users being run by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. So far they’ve mapped the connections of about 950,000 of Australia’s estimated 2 million Twitter users.

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Image: Flickr / Matt Hamm