This is an infographic we recently created for Bank of Ireland. We took the volume of tweets per county and overlayed it with CSO population data to illustrate the volume of tweets per 1,o00 of the population. By adding this extra layer of data we can more accurately show what counties generate the most Twitter activity.
From past research (and common sense given the size of it’s population!), we know Dublin generates the most amount of tweets, but when you drill down to a comparable portion of the population as we have here, we see per head of population Dubliners are the 4th most active behind Louth, Waterford and Monaghan.
The study was compiled by analysing all geo-tagged tweets in July 2013 made in Ireland which was 5% of all tweets made in the country and totalled 1.25 million tweets.