This Remarkable Map Shows An Explosion Of Tweets About The Ferguson Protest…(You Know Where This Leads…)
Aug. 15, 2014
While the shooting of Michael Brown and the police response has implications for law enforcement throughout the nation, the impact of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, this week can be measured on a global scale.
Twitter compiled every geotagged tweet that mentioned Ferguson and plugged them all into one map. What begins as an area tragedy in the Midwest on Aug. 9 evolves into a national news story by Aug. 11. If the blips are any indication, Ferguson was a trending topic in North America and Europe for most of the week, and a topic of conversation across every continent on the planet.