The World’s Largest Tweet Producers

Twitter is a vast ore of Big Data. Yet, not much study has been devoted to the geography of Twitter itself—until one done recently by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute.

An analysis of 20 percent of all geocoded tweets originating in different countries during a week-long period, between March 5 and 13, 2012—a sample size of 4.5 million tweets—indicated that the top six countries in terms of information production through Twitter are U.S., Brazil, Indonesia, U.K., Mexico, and Malaysia.



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