Saturday, 31 December 2011

Bangkok New Years 2012

Bangkok tweets mapped around midnight New Year's ever, showing a clear pattern of people collecting in to groups to celebrate the new year.  There is a major central point but also a number of other collection points you can see around the city.

Hong Kong Tweets New Years 2012

These map shows the geo-located mobile phone tweets in Hong Kong around New Years 2012, they show a large crowd forming on the Kowloon side looking across Victoria Harbour towards Hong Kong Island where a large light show and fireworks would be presented.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Occupy Budaya Highway mapped on twitter

Bahrain activists have called for a peaceful roadside occupation of Budaya Highway.  This map of tweeting locations can show that a large number of people have tweeted from the side of this highway in the last few hours.  The map also shows that the major of tweets in this area of Bahrain are coming from near the highway.

Clearly the protest is significant.

Follow the protest on twitter on this hashtag:

Monday, 12 December 2011

Occupy Ports

December 12th was Occupy Ports day, with the Occupy movement trying to close a number of key ports in the nation, the maps below so the presence of people tweeting from key ports.

Occupy Group in Long Beach

Occupy Portland Ports
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Tweeting map at Occupy shutdown of Long Beach Port

Above is a mapping of tweets coming from the port in Long Beach California.  A semantic drill down slows a large amount of tweeting about the occupy movement in the area.

The above map shows the location of heavy tweeting in Long Beach port, with the map below showing the features.

Location of tweets on South Harbor Scenic Drive shows the protests are occupying the street, as confirmed by police.

We are following the tweet #12D

 nathan c bowser 
again, its not a protest in portland until someone starts w the Hulla Hoops! Keep the spirits high   
If we can do this let's have a world wide wildcat strike next! 
 Liza Sabater 
RT : Best sign ever: Pike pepper spray cut-out.    
 Steve Rhodes 
  mentions  will be streaming from  around noon     
 Dear Cohen 
Motorcycle cops driving up the side. Are they going to block is in? 
 Ryan Devereaux 
I see  and (I think)  in cuffs. Appear to be 14 in custody. The atrium is covered in police. 
RT : Port workers telling us that gate 558 is open. They want us to shut it down.  #00 
 Ehse Records 
 Mikal Jakubal 
  Port shut down dance party. For now...
 Jeanvieve Jones 
What's so great about The Occupy Movement is it's port-able.  
 Laurie Penny 
Chant from inside van- 'whose tweets? Our tweets!' (people arrested for tweeting)  
 Robert Hapgood 
A bunch motorcycle cops moving out  
RT : Dozens of trucks idling.