Indonesia’s craze for mobile social networking visualized

This comes as no surprise to me. I’ve been describing this love of high-tech and all things ‘modern’ among Jakartans in my dissertation.

Chris McDowall on the “Seeing Data” section of SciBlogs reports: Mapping a Day in the Life of Twitter. He notes that Jakarta glows brightly 24 hours, day and night…

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(see full animation at SciBlogs)

Mark Graham on Floating Sheep notes:

As Chris points out, we can see Indonesia (particularly Java) producing an unexpected amount of content. Well, at least unexpected until we realise that Twitter is enormously popular in Indonesia. The country apparently has world’s highest proportion of internet-users on Twitter.

From the CNN article linked to:

Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest user of Facebook and has been dubbed the most Twitter-addicted nation on the planet by online research firm comScore. The country beat every other nation in the percentage of online Twitter users. […] Most people use their mobile phones to access the web.

(via Floating Sheep)

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