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Data artist Jer Thorp on visualizing the world’s Twitter data to reveal hidden patterns in everything from media to how disease spreads.
Good morning, Twitter! Millions of tweets are sent everyday, and from these tweets, we can gather a lot of information about people’s lives: where they travel, when they wake up, and their opinions on pretty much everything. In this TEDYouth 2012 Talk, former New York Times data artist-in-residence Jer Thorp imagines what uses we can devise from this wealth of information.