Twitter maps New York City, language by language

Non-English tweets cluster in neighborhoods

By Rachel Ehrenberg, 15:22 PM March 20, 2013

BALTIMORE — New York City’s oldest European settlers make their mark on a very modern data set. A map showing non-English, GPS-tagged tweets coming from New York City and its surroundings reveals distinct second-language neighborhoods, Delia Mocanu of Northeastern University in Boston reported March 19 at the at the American Physical Society meeting.

These neighborhoods include the area around Marine Park in Brooklyn, which the Dutch settled by the 1600s; today, its second-most common lang...

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