Map Of A Single Tweet – Not Suitable For Current Use

I encountered a color-coded map of a single Tweet today:

tweet-map

Either select the image to see it full-size or follow the original link: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/TweetMetadata.pdf.

I haven’t done a detailed comparison against the Twitter API documentation but suffice it to say this map should not be cited and used only with caution.

I don’t think anything in the map is wrong, but it isn’t complete, missing for example, possibly_sensitive, quoted_status_id, quoted_status_id_str, quoted_status and others.

Suggestions for an updated map of a single Tweet?

Even the out-dated map gives you a good idea of the richness of information that can be transmitted by a single tweet.

Makes me wonder who is using the 140 characters and/or additional data for open but secure communication?

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