Animated World Map: Beyoncé Breaks Down the Internet with New Released Album

Last Thursday, Beyoncé, the music pop star, shook up the world (especially the internet world) with her newly released album that netizens all over the world tweeted about it. An animated Twitter Map then was created to illustrate where and when did people tweet about Beyoncé in the hours before and after the release of the album.

Twitter said there were more than 1.2 million tweets about the album in the 12 hours after it premiered, which is a massive success with over 800 thousands sales in three days.

There is one doubt according to the map: Why there was no tweet from Russia?
(Note: It is understandable that there was no tweet from China as Twitter is being blocked in China)

World Map: Battle between the World’s Biggest Social Networks

We are very familiar with various popular social networks, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even the rising SnapChat. But, have you ever thought about which platform is the most popular one across the globe? Here is a world map created by Morgan Stanley for showing the competitions among the world’s biggest social networks.


Unsurprisingly, Facebook is the most popular social network with 1.16B users across the globe, and Tencent places 2nd in the ranking. We may also pay attention to LinkedIn, Instagram, and Sina, which are getting more popular these days. Though there are many new social networks have been launched (e.g. Snap Chat) these days, do you think people will give up Facebook? The answer is uncertain, but we may take Google+ as a reference.

Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars

Simple and informative re always the main concerns for us to determine if the map is good or not as we take the best map can present information and core message to map users with an user-friendly platform. The above static world map does achieve our standards.
It is not complicated to create map like the above one by simply adding mouse over/mouse click infobox to each country with images and text. In map editors, HTML code is always supported by the software that map creators can insert any multi-media (e.g. external links, videos, charts, tables) according to their preferences.
After creating the map, the map can be shared with interactive effect or simply export it as a static image, like the above one. If there are many infoboxes on the map, we would recommend you to share it without interactive effect to keep the map looks neat and simple.

Video Tutorial: Share Created Custom Google Maps Online

Nowadays we are familiar with any share button, i.e. share videos, photos & posts to various social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, tumblr) by just a click. However, many of our users are sacred and stopped by uploading and sharing their created map projects online as they are confused by FTP settings or web server hosting settings. Actually sharing created projects online is not that complicated, and it can be done in just few clicks as well.

Here we have prepared a video tutorial about ways and steps to share created map projects to websites and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook):

Real-Time World Map: Who is Dropping F-Bomb on Twitter


Twitter is one of the most popular social networking platform across the globe, and it allows users using “f” words. An online website,, creates an interactive real-time map for tracking the locations where “f” words has been written on Twitter.

The live map is created by Martin Gingras, a Computer Science student from Carleton University, and pins on the map are stated as “F-bombs” that would be dropped on the world map whenever users tweet or retweet curses or message with “f” words. You can mouse click the pins to see the tweets and the Twitter accounts in the popup boxes.

Not surprisingly, twitter users from the US and the UK are most likely to drop “F-Bomb” on the twitter world map, and New Yorkers are the biggest offenders so far.

Purposes of creating this interactive map are not encouraging people to use “f” words, but hopes people would be more responsible and respective by avoiding cursing when they are using social networking platforms.

Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars

  • Interesting live world map that shows the real-time tweets across the globe with tweet contents.
  • Dynamic pin icons that suit the map theme.
  • Simple but already informative enough.

Currently the map only pins tweets that contain “f” words in English. Though some people suggest the creator to develop the map with various languages, I think it is enough at this status.

Check out the real-time world map below and see if you like it and find it interesting: