Abstract: Geo-tagged twitter heart beats show a mixture of pattern and singularity that likely defects the usage of space in which they come. For this study twitter geo-tags were taken for a 1KM radius from a number of London locations each hour from Nov 2 through Nov 6 2013.For this study I look at a week in the life of London, looking at key locations to see the pattern of geo-tagged tweets over a week.
|Canary Wharf chart of geo-tagged tweets from 1 KM from Nov 2 to Nov 7 2013; a regular pattern by the work day, with collapse at nigh|
The key thing you can say about Canary Wharf above is that clearly no one lives there, Tweet levels sink down to about 0 tweets per hour in the late hours to surge suddenly about 9 am, stay high during the day and then sink back down at night, this is the signature of a place where lots of people go but no one lives.
This shows a real time twitter map of the location, Canary Wharf, you can search anywhere in the world with this tool to see geo-tagged real time tweets for any location.
Hip Sunday Market
|Brick Lane, notice the surge of Sunday Market|
Brick Lane is a hip area with a major Sunday Market. See the massive surge of tweets on Sunday. At first I thought that was an error in my code but I checked it and on Sunday Nov 3 2013 there was a massive surge in tweets coming from the Sunday market. Notice also that tweeting remains pretty high most days, but this is clearly a weekend location.
The Commercial Centre
|Oxford Street, full of hotels and even some rich homes keeps tweeting 24 hours, but clear surges during the week|
The Public Space
|Parliament Square, surges during the week, notice the Million Mask Walk and PMQs cause major surge in public and political space.|