Mapping Politics with WiFi-Names

Gepostet vor 5 Jahren, 2 Monaten in #Misc #Politics #Tech #Election #Maps #Obama #USA

Share: Twitter Facebook Mail

Die Anbieter der OpenSignalMaps-Android-App haben anhand der SSIDs amerikanischer Router US-Politik "analysiert". Spoiler: WLANs würden Obama wählen.

Through our OpenSignalMaps Android App we've built a database of 75m geolocated routers (well 74,908,115 this morning) - perfect for investigations like this.

We decided to begin not with Argentina but by looking for occurrences of "Obama" as it is an uncommon sequence of letters. Mostly, when "Obama" appeared (in whatever combination of cases e.g. "oBaMa") it did seem to be in reference to President Barack Obama - though there were instances where that was not so, such as "BobAmazon" or "JacobAmanda". We found 1140 results for "Obama" and an additional 6 that contained "Romney"" - for some reason people are far more likely to reference Obama over Romney when naming their router.

Then we assigned them sentiment values and mapped them.

The use of SSIDs to show political allegiance

A Stephen King-Story of 2 Presidents

I find this far funnier than I should: „Stephen King has now been honored by two U.S. presidents: National Medal…

Map of Geocities: The Deleted City 3.0

Tolle Visualisierung der ollen Geocities-Websites auf einer Karte. Das Teil lädt bei mir grade eher langsam und dort wo offenbar…

Telnet MapSCII

„Just open your Terminal and enter => telnet

A Vintage Map of Venus

Nach ihrer Vintage Map of Mars schiebt Frau Eleanor Lutz nun The Godesses of Venus hinterher, eine „topographic and etymological…

The Schulz geht Brötchen holen

I find this far funnier than I should:

Kek Schulz Gottkanzler

The memes must flow: /r/The_Schulz. (via Sara) spOnline: Netz-Kult um den SPD-Kandidaten – Schulz? MEGA! Ein paar Schulz-Memes:

Bundestagswahl-SEO-Spam von Verschwörungstheoretikern

Vor ein paar Tagen tweetete Stefan Niggemeier „Wenn ich @GoogleDE nach dem Tag der Bundestagswahl frage, bekomme ich neben dem…

Fight the Power

As the rhythm designed to bounce What counts is that the rhymes designed to fill your mind Now that you've…

@POTUS hasn't tweeted yet

Fuck. [update] Really. After all this day and this shitshow this is the moment where I say: I can’t even.…

Thanks, Obama.

Dear Barack. Your time as the Prez may not have brought the change we all –here in germany too– have…

Stephen „Stephen Colbert“ Colbert thanx Obama

Stephen Colbert dankt Obama als Stephen Colbert. Also, der andere.