Dataset

Twitter Census: Twitter Users by Location

Added By Infochimps

Twitter location data from millions of users! This is a free download of Twitter user location data collected from March 2006 to March 2010. The location data comes from analysis on the full set of tweets during that time period, which is 40 million users, 1.6 billion tweets, and more than 1 billion relationships between users.

This dataset has basically two fields: the location field from a person’s Twitter profile and the count of users who have that same string in their location field.

Infochimps uses a tool to “scrape” user profiles, extracting Twitter data. This data set exclusively consists of user location data. Each Twitter user profile contains an open field for “location.” The user may complete this field as they wish. The user location data was taken from the last seen profile state for 40 million users as of March 2010.


Use Cases For Twitter Census — Twitter Users By Location

Use the location data to create a Twitter analysis of location name variations users employ to describe their whereabouts. Or assess the prevalence of Twitter users in one geography versus others.

If you make a visualization of this dataset, you may submit it to us by clicking on the “App Gallery” tab and following the instructions to “submit it now.”


About Monkeywrench Consultancy

The full scrape was conducted by the Monkeywrench Consultancy. The Monkeywrench Consultancy will produce custom slices, subscription services, and analysis of the full scrape for a fee. Please contact imw@infochimps.org for more information.

License

Monkeywrench Consultancy License

This data is not re-distributable in bulk form.
This data may be used to produce derivative works and to power applications for commercial gain.
Any API or service built on this dataset may not have the same effect as re-distributing this data in bulk.