Credits: Michiel Berger (@michielb), Anne Helmond (@silvertje), Marvin de Reuver (@marvindereuver), Esther Weltevrede (@esthr) This the second map of the Dutch Twitter population according to the Twittergids data. In the first part I visualized the top 25 Twitter cities in the Netherlands. In this follow-up image Esther Weltevrede and I looked into the relative number… Read more Visualization: Relative density of the Twitter population in the Netherlands
Last night the first public election debate was on live television. Fortunately RTL offered a livestream of the debate on their website for those of us who don’t own a tv. The debate itself was almost unbearable to watch with politicians constantly interrupting each other and throwing corny oneliners at each other. The #rtldebat became… Read more Dutch elections and Twitter: Bullshitbingo #rtldebat
XKCD has been one of my favorite sites for a few years now. The cartoons are always geeky, snarky and very often concern contemporary new media issues. This one on blogging is, once again, just hilariously exemplary of the blogging industry: XKCD makes me *smirk* while doing research, for example this oldie on Twitter as… Read more XKCD hits the nail on the head: Blogging
Google’s indexing of the updatesphere is going quite well with the recent news that it will soon show all tweets going back to March 21, 2006. However, there seems to be a very basic flaw in its search design: it returns the platform name for a query! So if I search for Google it will… Read more Dear Google, please fix the updatesphere
A few hours ago the following tweet by @librarycongress appeared in my timeline “Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets. More info here http://go.usa.gov/ik4” All your tweets are belong to us This is big. The ENTIRE archive containing ALL tweets? But if we read the official announcement on the Library of Congress blog it states… Read more Twitter acknowledged as a small piece of the mosaic of humanity
During the CPoV Wikipedia conference there was a lot of activity on Twitter on the backchannel #cpov. Fanatic tweeter and co-organizer Nishant Shah even got temporarily barred from Twitter due to “excessive tweeting.” API calls are the new scarcity online! Reaching the API limit often marks you as a spammer. On top of that Twitter… Read more API calls are the new scarcity online!