Twitter Usage Distribution by Mobile Device

Chicago, United States

Chicago, United States

More than 280 million Tweets posted from mobile phones reveal geographic usage patterns in unprecedented detail.

Some of the interesting points:

  • Generally speaking, the developed world is a sea of iPhone red.
  • …with some exceptions. For example, Spain loves its Android devices and Blackberries.
  • The Middle East, Southeast Asia and Indonesia heavily favor Blackberries.
  • Korea is split – urban Seoul prefers iPhone, but everywhere else in the country goes for Android devices.
  • Not surprisingly, you can actually identify more and less affluent areas by device usage, with the more expensive iPhone being more heavily represented in wealthier areas. Chicago is a great example of this, as is Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles, United States

It is important to note that this specifically represents Twitter usage – not necessarily actual device penetration.

Via an interactive map of the world at Map Box.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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