December 12, 2012

Does the Pope Tweet in the Woods?

The Guardian posted one of our maps today on the spatial distribution of the the Pope's followers on Twitter. However, they decided not to use our suggested  tag line "does the pope tweet in the woods?". We can't understand why. But rather than let this rhetorical gem disappear into the mists of the Internet, we're also posting the map here as well as a map on the location of tweets containing the term Pontifex (the name of the Pope's Twitter account). Apparently the pope is very big in Italy... who knew?

Location of Tweets containing the term "pontifex", December 2012
(note, these are raw counts rather than normalized)

1 comment:

  1. this is incredible, what techniques do you use for gettings this type of information?


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