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The character of an urban area
April 20, 2012 9:40 AM   Subscribe

LiveHoods: Using Social Media and Machine-Learning to Study Cities [via mefi projects]

More info from Wired and the Atlantic.
posted by Potomac Avenue (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
the city of affluent tech-savvy consumers alienated from sense-of-place and history: livehood.

or, alternately

tech whose main application is for when Facebook jumps into the cellphone game or right-now at the NSA and their mountain of phone records.
posted by ennui.bz at 10:07 AM on April 20, 2012


OK?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:26 PM on April 20, 2012


I find it fascinating that these maps pretty much follow the already roughly established neighborhood boundaries.
posted by Defenestrator at 3:20 PM on April 20, 2012


Also, as expected, more suburban car-centric areas have larger "livehoods", which explains why they frequently don't have many well defined within-city neighborhoods.
posted by Defenestrator at 3:25 PM on April 20, 2012


Oh wow, oh wow.
posted by parmanparman at 3:15 AM on April 21, 2012


I am so surprised that there isn't more discussion in here, this seems right up Metafilter's alley.
posted by Defenestrator at 5:00 PM on April 21, 2012


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