Posts Tagged ‘languages on Twitter’
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Oh, those University of Cambridge professors.
First, they perform live Twitter experiments, showing how the interconnectivity of hashtags in tweets is just like the human brain network.
Now, they’ve published research that taps into Twitter to study how the usage of one of the U.K.’s Celtic languages, Welsh, is changing.
Data analysts James Cheshire, Ed Manley, and John Barratt have created a very cool map depicting the most commonly used languages in New York, based on the ones used on Twitter.
The team visualized the geography of about 8.5 million geo-located tweets collected between January 2010 and February 2013, with language detected using Google’s translation tools.
Check out the map, and the numerical results, below.