Dutch Digital Diaspora

DataViz of the Dutch Digital Diaspora

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As a final map in our Twitter GEOnomastics serie, we present today the Dutch e-Diaspora.

To prepare the mapping, we recognized Twitter names as Dutch, Turkish or Spanish and filtered those having a geotag (~3% of tweets).

Emigration from the Netherlands has been happening for at least the last eight centuries. In several former Dutch colonies and trading settlements, there are ethnic groups of partial Dutch ancestry. Emigrants from the Netherlands since the Second World War went mainly to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and until the 1970s South Africa. There are recognisable Dutch immigrant communities in these countries. Smaller numbers of Dutch immigrants can be found in most developed countries. In the last decade, short-range cross-border migration has developed along the Netherlands borders with Belgium and Germany. Source: Wikipedia

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Dutch Digital Diaspora

Finally, we present the summary of the different Twitter GEOnomastics mappings we’ve published so far :

NamSor Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of name recognition software (NamSor sorts names), which aims to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people. 

NamSor will be at Big Data Paris on the 2nd of April 2014 and present at 5PM the potential benefits of mining the Big Data to reduce inequalities, promote Foreign Direct Investments in less favoured territories, using Diaspora Marketing. Meet us there!