Thursday, 13 October 2011
Twitter geo-tag scale variance
But now concentrate in on specific intense locations and the power law breaks down. Rather we see fairly evenly and randomly distributed tweets. We say that at this scale tweets are not governed by a power law. So technically geo-tagged tweets are not power law governed since they are scale variant.
Though we do see a tendency in Moscow and Tokyo to be more clustered, meaning at this scale these cities are more like a power law. This is is likely due to the higher buildings in these cities.