Tweet map – Mosul Iraq

GREEN markers represent locations of people Tweeting POSITIVE messages containing the words “Mosul” and refugees”
RED markers represent locations of people Tweeting NEGATIVE messages about Mosul, Iraq

Where there are a lot of Tweets from one location, I have spread them out over 1 mile radius (e.g. Tweets from “London”) so that the volume of Tweets can been seen.


I use VADER, a rule-based Parsimonious Rule-based Model forSentiment Analysis of Social Media Text to assess each Tweet for sentiment. VADER is described in a paper by Hutto, C.J. & Gilbert, E.E. (2014). VADER: A Parsimonious Rule-based Model for Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Text. Eighth International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-14). Ann Arbor, MI, June 2014.