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Instagram and Contemporary Image (2016)

by Lev Manovich

This new book combines qualitative and quantitative methods to offer analysis of contemporary photography created by millions of Instagram users worldwide.

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28 November 2017

Visual Earth: the first study to analyze the growth of image sharing on Twitter around the world

  • Detail of a map showing locations of 100 million image tweets shared between 09/2011—06/2014 (random sample from the complete dataset of 270 million tweets). See full size image on the project website Visual Earth.

  • Detail of a map showing the 100 cities used in our study. The size of each circle corresponds to the total number of visual tweets shared in the central part of a given city. See full size image on the project website Visual Earth.

Visual Earth is the first study to analyze the growth of image sharing on Twitter around the world in relation to economic, geographic, and demographic differences. We use a unique dataset of 270 million geocoded images shared on Twitter around the world between 09/2011—06/2014. We also look in detail at image sharing trends in 100 urban areas situated on five continents.

Our new project Visual Earth analyzes 270 million geo-coded images shared on Twitter worldwide over 3 years

  • Detail of a map showing locations of 100 million image tweets shared between 09/2011—06/2014 (random sample from the complete dataset of 270 million tweets). See full size image on the project website Visual Earth.

  • Detail of a map showing the 100 cities used in our study. The size of each circle corresponds to the total number of visual tweets shared in the central part of a given city. See full size image on the project website Visual Earth.

Visual Earth is the first study to analyze the growth of image sharing on Twitter around the world in relation to economic, geographic, and demographic differences. We use a unique dataset of 270 million geocoded images shared on Twitter around the world between 09/2011—06/2014. We also look in detail at image sharing trends in 100 urban areas situated on five continents.