Thursday, May 20, 2010

Language Demographics of Twitter

Cat Rambo (of Fantasy Magazine) directed me to this fantastic article on how Twitter can be used to track the use of colloquial language across different regions of the US. Interesting stuff!


  1. Interesting. It sounds like they've found the tip of the iceberg. They have a long way to go to better analyze the data being gathered, but they are getting some neat perspectives already.

  2. Well, it is indeed the tip of the iceberg. But it's really cool and amazing to think of a body of data that large, and that easily analyzed (since it's in digital form). I hope they find lots of interesting ways to use it.