Sunday, September 2, 2012

The plural of anecdote is data Part II

Considering the tweets during the 2011 Virginia earthquake.  Mapping the twitter activity (anecdotal) about the earthquake shows clearly the waves travelling out from the epicenter, as well as the very quick re-tweeting that spread the information about it worldwide, faster than any other technology of the time.

tl:dr Twitter (anecdotal evidence) shows clearly that the plural of anecdotes is data.