Tweet volumes in American cities

  • Alexander Jones Gross (Creator)
  • Dhiraj Murthy (Creator)
  • Lav R Varshney (Creator)



This dataset enumerates the number of geocoded tweets captured in geographic rectangular bounding boxes around the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) defined for 49 American cities, during a four-week period in 2012 (between April and June), through the Twitter Streaming API.

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Date made availableDec 2 2016
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • ecological correlation
  • pace of life
  • individual behavior
  • social media
  • urban informatics
  • human dynamics
  • Twitter

Cite this

Gross, A. J. (Creator), Murthy, D. (Creator), Varshney, L. R. (Creator) (Dec 2 2016). Tweet volumes in American cities. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 10.13012/B2IDB-9276024_V1