Today Must Be Social Geography Day

Two points of interest in the world of Social Geography today:

1. TweetsMap uses the Twitter API to determine and visually map your followers by country, state/province or city. It’s useful to see your global reach, and it could also be interesting to see if more tweets about a certain country results in more followers from that country. Here’s mine:

Check out Mashable’s coverage of it here.

2. FourSquare has released a visualization of last year’s holiday travel based on its users’ check-ins, displayed by method of transport. The result runs along predictable travel hubs, but it’s a novel way to display FourSquare data. I could see airlines and other transportation companies offering targeted social deals on those routes which are frequented by social media-savvy passengers.

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About Alex Fitzpatrick

Alex Fitzpatrick is Homepage Editor for Time.com, also covering technology, policy and cybersecurity. He previously covered politics and policy for Mashable. Fitzpatrick has a degree in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he also served as News Director and Station Manager for the campus radio station, 89.3 WGSU. Follow Fitzpatrick on Twitter at @AlexJamesFitz or email him at alex.fitzpatrick@timeinc.com.
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