A geosocial footprint is the combined bits of location information that a user divulges through social media, which ultimately forms the users location "footprint". For Twitter.com users, this footprint is created from GPS enabled tweets, social check-ins, natural language location searching (geocoding), and profile harvesting.
This website provides twitter users with an opportunity to view their geosocial footprint. In addition, it informs users of some potential areas of concern with their current sharing habits. To begin, enter your Twitter.com username in the input box below and press "Retrieve Tweets".
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Areas of concern:
Retrieve your tweets and we'll analyze the results and calculate your Geosocial risk:
After you've submitted your twitter username, we'll make suggestions on how to cut down on your personal Geosocial footprint:
This website is an educational demonstration of how public Twitter.com data can be harvested and analyzed to uncover location intelligence. With 14 million tweets per day containing embedded GPS coordinates, and up to 35% of all tweets containing additional location information, viewing trends and making predictions is not only possible, but it should also be a considerable privacy concern for social media users.
GeoSocial Footprint: A geosocial footprint is the combined bits of location information that a user divulges through social media, which ultimately forms the users location "footprint". For Twitter.com users, this footprint is created from GPS enabled tweets, social check-ins, natural language location searching (geocoding), and profile harvesting.
Mr. Weidemann has a deep love for technology and more so a passion for solving problems with technology. He is currently using geospatial and web technologies to solve problems for federal clients. Chris has personally managed over 50 technical geospatial projects including web based mapping applications, desktop based data management and analysis platforms, mobile field collection suites, and much more. He is also responsible for gathering business requirements, system design, product ownership, development, testing, implementation, staffing allocation, budgeting, and direct client interaction.
This web site was developed as part USC's Spatial Sciences Institure graduate program.
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