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Interactive map tracks racist reactions to Obama re-election

A group devoted to data visualization aggregated tweets of those opposed to President Obama’s re-election and mapped their locations. Those feelings spilled out online in the form of racist tweets. Floating Sheep,which maps and analyzes user-generated geo-coded data, collected the geographically identified racist tweets and distributed that data across a map of the United States. Map indicates that the highest number of racist tweets originating from Mississippi and Alabama. Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and South Dakota is completely grayed out, indicating no racist tweets.  From previously constructed maps detailing Twitter usage, that region of the country is typified by markedly low Twitter activity.

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