The World Welcomes 2014 on Twitter, Reveals Usage Patterns

” New Year’s Eve is possibly the only event that is celebrated all around the world regardless of religion, culture, and race, but with one important characteristic: it’s based on time zone. […]

To look into those usage patterns, I analyzed several aspects of the celebration as it transpired on Twitter around the globe as each region welcomed 2014. I analyzed volume of keyword mentions as well as some elements of tweets (like the existence of an image, a link or a hashtag) and charted them across the time zone of the regions that celebrated the New Year’s Eve. ”



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