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  • Mapping angry commuters
  • Mapping angry commuters
    Alexander Montuschi ©

Mapping angry commuters

“Stuck on a baking Tube, late, hate the Central Line. Think driver has gone to sleep!” People love sharing their transport miseries on social media, but while it may make them feel better for a minute, they will probably run into the same problem on the next day's commute.



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    The 2011 census has revealed a substantial shift in commuter habits over the last ten years. Though the average distance travelled has increased, the upsurge in people working from home and the decline of fixed work locations have resulted in less regular commuters.

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    Bloomberg has announced a sentiment analysis tool that works with social media outputs to predict shifts in the stock market. The tool gauges the general 'mood' on social networks, not just the volume of tweets about an issue.

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    Moovit is an app that allows users to contribute tips and reports from their own public transit trips, such as crowded buses and unexpected closures. The real-time public transit app seeks to give the power to the crowd.