If you’ve ever been curious about which Twitter-famous people follow which other Twitter-famous people, this map is for you.
The users are colored by category: blue for news, purple for government and politics, red for music, yellow for sports and green for TV — the five largest categories on Twitter today.
When you zoom in really far, the dots of color become written Twitter handles:
One of the most interesting patterns to observe is the overlap between categories of tweeters — i.e., journalists and politicians following each other, and musicians and TV stars following each other.
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