A pro­fessor at a US uni­ver­sity has cre­ated a map of the world entirely made up of tweets.

Alan Mis­love plotted geo-​​tag infor­ma­tion from 275m tweets gath­ered between Jan­uary 2011 and April 2013.

The result clearly shows those areas of the planet where Twitter is most pop­ular — along with some of the most unlikely.

Alan, who is based at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts, used only geo-​​tag loca­tions to create the map. All the roads, coast­lines and other fea­tures evi­dent on the map are present due to people using Twitter at those locations.

Here are seven of the more intriguing fea­tures of Alan’s map, which become clear when you zoom in for a closer look.

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