Mapping tweets “JeSuisCharlie”, 11 January 2015

On sunday 11 january 2015, 3.7 million people marched across France to tribute the victims that were killed earlier that week by terrorist attacks.  Elsewhere in the world, crowds gathered in shows of solidarity with “JeSuisCharlie”.

We followed the stream of “JeSuisCharlie” tweets during one hour that day.  A total of 261.117 tweets were gathered during that time frame, 167.722 of which (64,2 %) could be geolocated.

In this post we visualise these geolocated tweets on a hexbin map of the world.  The R-code to produce the hexbin map is documented.

Download and read the full document : mapping_tweets_JeSuisCharlie

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