Thursday, 27 September 2012

Twitter real-time dashboard for Madrid protest

I have created this dashboard to track the real time tweeting from Madrid. Spaniards are heavy mobile phone users and love Twitter, and the protests are always accompanies by lots of activity on twitter. Look for scores over 98 too indicate the presence of crowds in the thousands in an area.  98 is over 300 geo-tagged tweets an hour.  As less than 5% of tweets have any geo-tagged data, and a considerable amount of that is inaccurate, you can assume that a there are 20 times as many tweets being made per hour as picked up by this tool.

Hemos creado este panel para seguir el tweets en tiempo real de Madrid. Los españoles son fuertes usuarios de teléfonos móviles y el amor Twitter, y las protestas son siempre acompaña por un montón de actividad en twitter. Busque las puntuaciones más de 98 también indican la presencia de multitudes en las miles de personas en un área. 98 es más de 300 mensajes de twitter geo-etiquetados de una hora. En menos de un 5% de los tweets tienen datos geo-etiquetados, y una cantidad considerable de que no es correcta, se puede asumir que una hay 20 veces más mensajes de twitter muchos se están realizando por hora, recogido por esta herramienta.

Plaza de las Cortes nearest open area to Congress and main gathering point for recent protests

Neptuno is a very common place for protester to tweet from.

The present score for twitter traffic in Madrid, Puerta del Sol.  Geotagged scores from twitter included RTs, so a part of this is the global response to protests, with people retweeting messages sent from the site.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Madrid #25S Congress protest looks big

Madrid: Elevated levels of tweeting this morning, we are tracking the Puerta del Sol area of Madrid.  This morning we saw discussions on twitter and Facebook about a demonstration in Madrid today, September 25 2012.  We are tracking the real time twitter density for the location here.  We are also tracking the hashtag #25S on twitter.

We are tracking the tweeting levels around Congress, where the protest is suppose to take place, and they are very elevated right now.  And there is a large amount of twitter activity concerning the event today, almost all of which is in Spanish.

Reports are that the police are keeping people away from the Congress, we are seeing concentrations of tweeting at the Plaza de las Cortes outside of police blockade.

For contrast look at the above tweeting for Paris, where nothing major is going on.

Monday, 17 September 2012

OWS 1 Year Later

Geo-Tagged tweets coming from around Occupy Wall Street march, we are seeing elevated rates of tweeting but nothing on the scale of what we have seen at recent Madrid protests yet. 

Another image posted to Flickr near OWS today

The rate of tweeting on the hashtag #S17 on Twitter is pretty high right now, with a few dozen posts by various people each minute as the protest forms.

 lots of folks here in Tulsa sending love and light your way! Thanks to all of you for doing what we can't!   
(2/2) rs.Occupy everything! Make sure to come back together for the spokes council at 11:15.  
View looking south towards bull. Keeping a guarded distance today... 
 The  and   want the same thing, for the banks, with no regulations, to be held accountable for our economy.
 jail support One Police Plaza.  central booking
 thx for RT keep strong keep going one person can make a difference. We are all one  
SIGN: There's nothing American about corporate America.