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

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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