Study examines mosquito mentions on Twitter by city


May 19, 2016

iS45537194-yellow-fever-mosquitoA new study released by Terminix shows that New Yorkers are leading the nation’s Twitter campaign against mosquitoes.

The study, which analyzed more than 500,000 tweets mentioning the word “mosquito” was meant to determine where most of the mosquito-centric Tweets are coming from. The cities, in order of most to least tweets, are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Atlanta.

More discoveries from the Terminix/Twitter study include:

-If the cities were ranked per capita, Glasgow, Mont., would come in at No. 1, followed by Kingsville, Texas; Key West, Fla., Aberdeen, S.D.; and Woodward, Okla.

-A majority of the tweets paired the words “mosquito” and “bites,” “outside” or “summer.” Other popular words to accompany mosquito include “kill,” “control,” “GMO” and “Zika.”

-The most-used related hashtags include: #Zika, #ZikaVirus, #Health, #Summer and #Bugs.

-Finally, women tend to send the most mosquito tweets, claiming responsibility for 63 percent of the total counted tweets.

Source: Terminix


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