Via Justin Blinder:

“We Read, We Tweet” geographically visualizes the dissemination of New York Times articles through Twitter. Each line connects the location of a tweet to the contextual location of the New York Times article it referenced. The lines are generated in a sequence based on the time in which a tweet occurs. The project explores digital news distribution in a temporal and spatial context through the social space of Twitter. The video only shows a small portion of tweets aggregated from each article, some of which contain of corresponding Tweets.

The articles and tweets are constantly being aggregated and stored in a database, making use of the Twitter, Backtweets, Google Maps, and New York Times Articles API.

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