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Mikael

Visualising Shi'ite Tweeters 1St - 10Th Muharram

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(bismillah)

(salam)

 

 

Recently, I had been playing with Twitter data, specifically for the purpose of mapping tweeters that tweet Shi'ite messages during the first 10 days of Muharram. My hope was that we will extract a large data set, comprising Shi'ites tweeting about Ashura, Karbala, or Syed al Shuhada (as). My aim was to plot large Shi'ite communities across the world, from Pakistan to Japan, UAE to South Africa, and from the UK to Western American states.

 

However, after extracting our data, I realised that out of the complete data set, only some tweeters had enabled their Location-tracking service - this meant that a large number of tweeters could not be mapped.
 

Nonetheless...

 

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A blog post about the graphic may be read here, and an R script for generating the graph here.

 

This graphic was inspired by the amazing night time world photograph, taken by NASA, and James Cheshire's work.

 

(wasalam)

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