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Find the best datavis users and pieces on Twitter

This post is for people who are curious about data journalism and data visualisation. Since my last year of university (2011), I have been interested in infographics, data and visualisations. However, for the last six months, I have been trying to discover professionals and communities in this field.

I am a Twitter fan and my first step was to create a list called Data Journalism. On that list, I curated some users that, from my point of view, have to be followed by everyone who is interested in this area:

I have also tried several hashtags in order to follow other people, see their work and reach those communities. From all, I have picked up five that I find useful and active:

1. #dataviz

Mainly used for students who are taking Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, an online course conducted by Alberto Cairo, to share good and bad visualisations examples:

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2. #ddj

Data Driven Journalism hashtag used for journalists and students to post about data journalism:

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3. #datajournalism

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4. #datavisualisation or #datavisualization

Depending on your language and grammar:

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5. #opendata

This hashtag may not only be for data journalists, but they absolutely use open data to produce their stories:

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Do you have any other examples? Let me know in the comments



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  1. Pingback: My first steps into data journalism and datavis | dinfografia

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