VIII.9 Twitter语言社区

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Eric Fischer

语言分隔与联结。Eric Fischer在制作地图之前在大学主修语言学,他将两者结合起来以制作这一世界Twitter活动地图。地图中展示了从2011年5月14日到10月20日的基于地理位置标签的微博,使用Twitter API进行记录。每个点代表一条微博。如果有多条微博出现在同一位置,他们向外扩散但随着距离消逝。点通过Chrome开源语言探测器进行着色。英文微博为灰色;其他颜色尽最大可能进行区分。右边标签代表超过拥有10,000条微博的语言。地图虽无国界,但是欧洲地图出现了。荷兰微博密度最大。在某些地区,Twitter的使用率好像跟随者交通网络路径——如西班牙中部和俄罗斯的跨西伯利亚铁轨。整体来看,地图展示了社会网络水平,世界上的一些地方非常活跃而其他则消失在黑暗中。

Translation by:

Yunwei Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Fischer, Eric. 2012. Language Communities of Twitter. Courtesy of Eric Fischer. In “8th Iteration (2012): Science Maps for Kids,” Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, edited by Katy Börner and Michael J. Stamper. Fischer, Eric. 2011. Language Communities of Twitter. Flickr. Last modified October 24.

Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.