Map: How New York Tweeted During Hurricane Sandy | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

Map: How New York Tweeted During Hurricane Sandy | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

During Hurricane Sandy, New York was, unsurprisingly, the world headquarters of tweets about Sandy. Its involvement in the storm, coupled with its population, made the city the overwhelming social media voice of the event.

So what can we learn from that data? Floating Sheep created this map of geotagged tweets that occurred in the days before and during the storm. What they found was that Manhattan, with the greatest population and wealth, put out the most tweets. Some events prompted noticeable responses in various geographic areas–the best example being the infamous crane dangling on 57th street, which appears as a big blue circle just south of Central Park–but other events, like evacuations and explosions, can’t even be spotted on this map.

via Map: How New York Tweeted During Hurricane Sandy | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

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One thought on “Map: How New York Tweeted During Hurricane Sandy | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

  1. This article is very interesting and hopefully Floating Sheep will continue to utilize this helpful tool in situations in the future, hopefully not for another tragedy. I think having a map to represent information is always helpful, but this combines the time and numbers of people tweeting. location and time are the most useful contexts of information. This map can be useful for elections, sports events, emergencies, and other media types.

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