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Friday, March 16

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Chicago has a history of segregation -- and it apparently extends to smartphone types too, to a certain degree. MapBox teamed up with Gnip and map designer Eric Fischer (previously: 1, 2) to map 3 billion tweets by phone brand and other variables. Start in the Loop and zoom out.

chicago map - iphone and android use

It's also worth checking out the maps of locals and tourists and languages used. [via]

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