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Twitter map shows London languages

2012-10-29 13:02

Cape Town – A heat map of languages used during the summer reveals the top 10 languages used in London with by far the largest number of tweets, 92.5% being sent in English.

The map, inspired by a one by self-named "map geek" Eric Fischer, was compiled for the social network site by James Cheshire, a lecturer at University College London's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Ed Manley, a PhD student at UCL.

One particularly surprising revelation came from a language from the Philippines deciphered as Tagalog which came up as the 7th most tweeted language.

The unknown language turned out to consist of English online colloquialisms such as "hahahahaha", "ahhhhhhh" and "lololololol".

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