London Summer Olympics on Twitter
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The first circle presents the Olympic Park of London with tweets marked as black dots. Even without the map underneath, the location of the Olympic Stadium can be easily guessed, judging by the density of tweets and the shape they are arranged in in that area.
The circle in the middle shows the word cloud, an analysis similar to the one we have performed already for Euro Championships. Here, we were interested which olympic medalist received most attention in messages. The outcomes weren’t that surprising.
The last circle in the first row shows one person’s trip from home, through the park to the Stadium and then the swimming pool, which we were able to discover from the frequent messages he or she has been posting. In this way we could determine people’s schedule, favorite places and most popular paths.
In the last but one picture we can see six different olympic sports and geographical distribution of messages about them. Except for football, which is a popular topic in the whole city, we can observe that the density of tweets is greater in certain places for these sports. Hmm.. why is that? A closer look at the map reveals that these special places are sports arenas. From this picture we can learn that those who would more eagerly share the news about certain sports are spectators on the sport arenas rather than people in front of TV.
The last circle presents places where there were more positive (green color) or more negative (red color) pieces of information about organization of the Olympics. We have performed such analysis for several different categories both for London 2012 and Euro 2012, but here we were able to gain some additional knowledge from the geo-tags.
Authors: Przemysław Biecek, Sylwester Dygas, Krzysztof Kryniecki, Czarek Mazur, Maciej Michalewicz, Grzegorz Puchawski, Krzysztof Skowroński, Alina Strachocka.