Eric Fischer has been tracking geotagged tweets from Twitter’s public API for the last three and a half years. There are about 10 million public geotagged tweets every day, which is about 120 per second. The accumulated history adds up to nearly three terabytes of compressed JSON and is growing by four gigabytes a day. And here is what those 6,341,973,478 tweets look like on a map, at any scale you want.
You can follow Twitter’s stream of geotagged public tweets using the “statuses/filter” API to request tweets from a particular bounding box or the whole world.
Take a look at the twitter activity anywhere in the world, it's quite fascinating to study different areas and track the number and intensity of tweets.
(Courtesy of Eric Fischer - @enf)
Eric uses Mapbox Studio for the visualisation of the data, we think it looks fantastic!