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This is a map of every tweet sent in the last three years

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This is what Twitter looks like.

Mapbox's Eric Fischer has mapped every single geotagged tweet sent over the last three and a half years. That's 10 million public tweets a day, or around 120 per second.

Here are all those 6,341,973,478 tweets on the a map.


As Fischer notes, there are some odd features of the map - for example when you zoom in on London there is a visible blank strip near Chados Road. He explains it is not a bug in the data as "the same stripe also shows up in the unfiltered tweets, so it must be Twitter that is filtering them out".

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