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NYC Marathon Cancellation Announced On Twitter

It may have taken too long for anyone’s liking, but it looks like Mayor Bloomberg finally came to his senses and cancelled New York City’s marathon, scheduled to take place this Sunday in the hurricane-ravaged city.

And guess what? His office announced it via Twitter.

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This Visualization Reveals How The USA Is Talking About Hurricane Sandy On Twitter [MAP]

What can Twitter tell us about Hurricane Sandy, specifically how the aftermath of the superstorm is impacting the USA?

Quite a lot, it turns out, thanks to this interactive visualisation from the Oxford Internet Institute at the University Of Oxford, who collected tweets containing the words “flood” or “flooding” between October 29-30 to evaluate how people are coping with and talking about the disaster¬†on Twitter.

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