An interesting look at a study that followed Twitter users’ activity to determine their locations
This comes from City.am
Anyone who enables their tweets to be tagged with a location via GPS could be revealing more than they think, as scientists reveal the information can be used to work out these key locations to a high degree of accuracy by even “low-tech snoopers”.
They were given a range of data, from one days worth of tweets to five days, with no information about the contents of the tweet, just the street name location and time – morning, afternoon or evening. They were then asked to try and identify the workplace and home from the information.
They guessed accurately 85 per cent of the time when given five days of tweet data.