Mapping the Twittersphere on New Year’s Eve

Over at Atlantic Tech, Nicholas Jackson brings us a map of Twitter activity on New Year’s Eve:


Four seconds after midnight in Japan on January 1, 2011, a new world record was set: 6,939 tweets were sent out in one second, Twitter announced on the company’s official blog. This map of Twitter activity on New Year’s Eve clearly shows that a lot of 140-character messages were being sent in Japan. What I find most revealing about this, though, is the amount of activity in Brazil. Sure, there are a lot of tweets being sent across the United States and Europe.

Get the whole thing at Atlantic, and find out why Brazil is so dark.

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