Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mapping Birmingham’s Food Scene

Our Approach Starting with a list of about a dozen twitter accounts in Birmingham’s Food Scene, supplied by our friends @PopUpDosa, we identify who is most interested in the scene, then look at who else they follow in order to … Continue reading

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Big Data, Bigger Data and Big R Data

My recent talk at the Birmingham R User Meeting (BRUM) was on Big Data in R. Different people have different definitions of big data. For this talk,  my definition of big data is: “Data collections big enough to require you … Continue reading

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Quick Visual Profile of Conservative Party Followers on Twitter

Overview of the Accounts Most Followed by @Conservative Followers Please click pictures to see  the high resolution versions Political Afficianados The “I love Celebs” Segment Lost Americans

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Thatcher Tweets – A (Northern) Visual History

[One small warning – if you might be offended by some of the swear words or disrespectful phrases actually used on Twitter, please (i) don’t read further (ii) don’t complain! Some people can be quite rude.  If you’re interested in … Continue reading


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