PLOS ONE’s top 10% most cited 2015 paper: Understanding Human Mobility from Twitter

November 25th, 2019

We’re very proud to hear that our 2015 paper: Understanding Human Mobility from Twitter is amongst the top 10% most cited papers.

The paper argues that geotagged tweets from the Twitter social media platform can capture rich features of human mobility, such as the diversity of movement orbits among individuals and of movements within and between cities.

The findings also show that short- and long-distance movers both spend most of their time in large metropolitan areas, in contrast with intermediate-distance movers’ movements, reflecting the impact of different modes of travel. The study provides solid evidence that Twitter can indeed be a useful proxy for tracking and predicting human movement.

This research is part of our work on the Disease Networks and Mobility (DiNeMo) Project, which explores how human infectious diseases found overseas might spread in Australia.

Jurdak R, Zhao K, Liu J, AbouJaoude M, Cameron M, Newth D (2015) Understanding Human Mobility from Twitter. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131469.

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