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How Africa tweets - visualised

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Simon Rogers, The Guardian
United Kingdon

How Africa tweets: visualised

Twitter is often thought of as a European and American phenomenon. But how does Africa use the social networking tool? Tweetminster and Portland have analysed more than 11.5m geo-located Tweets from the last three months of 2011. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, use of Twitter is dominated by Africa’s richest country: South Africa sent twice as many Tweets (5,030,226) as the next most active Kenya (2,476,800). Nigeria (1,646,212), Egypt (1,214,062) and Morocco (745,620) make up the remainder of the top five most active countries. According to Portland, 68% of those polled said that they use Twitter to monitor news. They’ve produced this neat visualisation to show the distribution of tweets.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/graphic/2012/jan/26/how-africa-t...

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