The Waterways of Modern Communication

Eric Fischer has been using available location data to map Twitter traffic of major cities. The results are a  “beautiful cartographic representations of our information flow,” writes Josh Weinland at Clusterflock.

The image above is of New York and it’s fascinating how much Twitter traffic in a major city resembles a nervous system or the map of an older population center driven by available waterways.

Other metropolitan areas seem to clustter around major roads and transit ways, except for Chicago.

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