Datajournalist, and Data Editor @Google. Formerly @Twitter and editor of Guardian Datablog. Author, Facts are Sacred http://t.co/v8gdsFxdWW. All views my own
Simon’s work on Source
- Twitter Mapping: Foundations
- How (and Why) We Made Twitter Reverb
- How We Made the SOTU Twitter Visualization
- The Guardian’s Sandy Incidents Map
- Superstorm Sandy: Code and Interactives
Articles by Simon
Twitter Mapping: Foundations
Twitter’s Data Editor Highlights Challenges and PossibilitiesPosted on
Twitter’s data editor lays out the major challenges and opportunities that arise when you set out to map tweets.
How (and Why) We Made Twitter Reverb
Twitter and Periscopic talk about their process and goalsPosted on
Twitter’s Simon Rogers introduces Reverb and walks through his team’s design and development work with Periscopic.
How We Made the SOTU Twitter Visualization
The Twitter #Interactive team breaks it downPosted on
People tweet what they think, when they think it—and, crucially, we wanted to provide a visualization for the State of the Union speech which reflected that. This wouldn’t be a (shudder) word cloud based on frequencies but a way to track the conversation on Twitter as it was directly influenced by the President’s speech.
The Guardian’s Sandy Incidents Map
How we made the verified events mapPosted on
Simon Rogers on the rapid development of their verified Sandy events map and dataset.