The Tweets Heard Around the World

Courtesy NASA

Real-time social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are connecting people around the globe in myriad ways, millions of times each minute, but we hardly ever get to see those connections represented visually. That’s why research projects like a recent study from a team of scientists at the University of Illinois are so valuable—they allow us to see how these networks connect us, and how such services as Twitter are making geography less and less relevant.

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