What Do Twitter Patterns Say About Your City?

A study of Twitter-use patterns found that some cities are far more active early in the morning, while others showed higher activity at night or on weekends.

The Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London monitored several cities' Twitter use over a one week period to determine patterns in temporal activities of cities overall and learn about networks within the cities.

From Sustainable Cities Collective:

"Dubai and Istanbul for example are clearly more active in the late hours, where on the other end Cairo and Bogota are early birds and tweet a lot more in the morning. The US cities Boston and Atlanta have both a peak in the morning and in the evening."

This data leads to the question of what significance temporal patterns in social media activity could indicate for overall economic activity in distinct cities or regions.

Full Story: Twitter Data In Cities - Seeking Spatial Patterns


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