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Friday, June 21, 2013

Interactive map shows how Atlantans tweet from their phones

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A new interactive map breaks down where Atlantans send out 140-character messages from their mobile devices.

Two tech companies, Gnip and Mapbox, recently plotted more than 280 million tweets from Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and other mobile devices to show the places where people use Twitter across the globe.

There are plenty of interesting takeaways from Atlanta's map. Lots of iPhone users are sending 140-character messages throughout Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Android owners are a bit more scattered around the metro area and apparently aren't afraid to tweet behind the wheel, as seen by the highways outlined in bright green. And just about no one tweets from a Blackberry.

It's an incredibly detailed map that's easy to get lost in for a few minutes - be sure to check out other cities including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, N.C., to see how they compare to Atlanta. (H/T brunksondikes and /r/GaTech)

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