Ferguson is a small town, but the riots there have given it global presence, reflected in the massive amount of twitter activity taking place there as opposed to the major city of Saint Louis right now. That said most of the tweets are retweets of Ryan J. ReillyVerified @ryanjreilly and Michael Calhoun
@michaelcalhoun. This reflects the high level of global review of events in Ferguson, which can be measured by the ratios of RT to Tweets for the location.
|Tweets and RT geo-tagged for Ferguson at 5:00 AM 14 of August 2014, at the height of riots|
|The same levee at the same time in Saint Louis, a city of 300,000 residents. That is 15 times Ferguson's 20,000.|