World Map of the Top Twitter Accounts

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Richard Florida posted this interesting map in The Atlantic.  It shows where the Twitterati (top 500 most followed tweeters) live:

“The United States accounts for a whopping 358 of the twitter 500, nearly three-quarters of the total, with 780 million followers worldwide. The second place nation is Brazil, with 42 (8.4 percent) of the world’s 500 top tweeters and 78 million followers – considerably less than Los Angeles or New York and about the same as San Francisco and D.C. combined. The United Kingdom comes in third with 40 top tweeters (8 percent) and 65 million followers; Spain is fourth with 10 (2 percent) and 21 million followers, about as many as Chicago. India is fifth with 9 (1.8 percent) and Mexico sixth with 8 (1.6 percent). The top tweeters in these countries claim roughly 12 million followers, about the same as Miami or Las Vegas.”