Since the first reported cases, the swine flu has had immediate attention by the press. I think the media has a sever responsibility because the impact of the coverage seems to be huge on the public life. I wanted to examine the conversations around the topic and where these take place.
Over the day I’ve collected around
5000 15’000 geo located Tweets mentioning the swine flu. After having them mapped, we see Great Britain beeing one of the most active cities in Europe (it’s important to take the timezones in account). Berlin and Paris and of course Barcelona are the most active centers of the other countries.
I’ll continue to gather the data and extend the visualization to represent different days on different daytimes. Combined with the data of the cases the correlation between media coverage and actual thread could emerge.