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Where Its At May 1st 2019

June 1, 2019 Python, Tech, Words
Where Its At May 1st 2019

If it’s May, then it’s time for a new version of my on-going series where I track what places are being mentioned the most in the news and on social media.

The criteria for being a place in this context is that I can generate longitude and latitude for it. Even if those co-ordinates don’t always make total sense.

For example Google thinks that the EU is in Austria and while it makes more sense for it to be placed Brussels, it’s not 100% wrong.

 

Top 25 places in the news

This month I have added social media mentions as a criteria. The results were remarkably similar although some places (like Venezuela) are mentioned much more often in the news than on social media.

Other places ( Colombo Sri Lanka,  Warsaw Poland, and Doha, Qatar ) are mentioned much more often on social media then they are in the English speaking press.

Top 100 Places in the News & Social Media May 2019

Place Ranking
washington 608.88
chicago 514.2
new york 514.16
china 498.76
los angeles 422.4
florida 410.64
california 402.48
america 366.2
venezuela 366
colombo 348
tel aviv 333.32
rio de janeiro 326
saint petersburg 316
buenos aires 302
warsaw 290
stockholm 284
abu dhabi 274
europe 271.66
vatican 271.28
mexico city 264
cairo 262
brussels 260
copenhagen 260
mexico 254.2
jakarta 248
lima 246
melbourne 244
miami 242
north korea 235.4
vancouver 230
moscow 220
philadelphia 206
lagos 200
nice 200
dallas 198
lisbon 196
bangalore 194
budapest 190
rhodes 186
canada 185.8
vietnam 185.8
athens 184
beijing 180.68
hangzhou 180
pune 180
san francisco 180
toronto 179.32
sydney 178
jeju 176
amman 176
atlanta 175.32
dalian 174
texas 172
japan 170.68
sofia 168
guilin 168
munich 166
ho chi minh city 166
jerusalem 165.32
new england 162.9
bucharest 162
artvin 162
casablanca 162
xiamen 160
honolulu 160
auckland 156
geneva 156
johannesburg 156
beirut 154
marrakesh 152
washington d.c. 151
bogota 150
manila 148
chennai 148
kolkata 144
dublin 144
tehran 142.68
edirne 142
cape town 142
boston 141.32
chiang mai 140
hamburg 140
doha 138
houston 138
riyadh 136
phnom penh 136
kyoto 134
france 132.68
eu 132.34
penang island 128
san jose 128
edinburgh 126
heraklion 126
shenzhen 126
frankfurt am main 124
berlin 124
frankfurt 124
france 122.68
france 122.68
united kingdom 120.68

 

Places in the news and on social media
Click for the full size map

As you can see from the image above the majority of the places I am tracking are still in the Northern Hemisphere even though adding social media mentions did make it somewhat more representative.  India and South Eastern Asia were the regions that saw the largest increases with the inclusion of social media mentions.

 

Where they news is taking place in May 2019
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If you are interested is seeing the entire list, want to ask me about my data collection and processing methodology, or are interested in hiring me to write some Python – just drop me a line here.

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