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Map of the selfiest cities in the world

Selfies - GeoawesomenessReally cool mapping project by the TIME magazine which took over 400.000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinated. The effect is the map and the ranking of the most egocentric cities on our planet.

The photos were downloaded from the Instagram API in two sets of five days: from Jan 28-Feb 2, 2014 and Mar 3-7, 2014. Each day’s data consists of the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight to account for all time zones equally. Of course the problem is that not every selfie is geotagged and named “selfie”. Also not all photos tagged as “selfie” are in fact selfies. But still the data are very interesting to play with.

Interestingly the most “selfie” city in world is the financial center of the Philippines – Makati City. Have fun searching for your city below.  

1. Makati City and Pasig, Philippines  – 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

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2. Manhattan, N.Y. – 202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

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3. Miami, FL – 155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

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4. Anaheim and Santa Ana, Calif 147 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

5. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 141 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

6. Tel Aviv, Israel 139 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

7. Manchester, England 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

8. Milan, Italy 108 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

9. Cebu City, Philippines 99 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

10. George Town, Malaysia 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

11. San Francisco, US: 91 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
12. Oslo, NO: 89 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
13. Boston, US: 88 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
14. Newark, US: 84 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
15. Honolulu, US: 82 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
16. Baguio, PH: 82 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
17. Paris, FR: 80 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
18. Denpasar, ID: 75 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
19. Leeds, GB: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
20. Las Vegas, US: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
21. Kuala Lumpur, MY: 72 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
22. Firenze, IT: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
23. Copenhagen, DK: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
24. Helsinki, FI: 69 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
25. Washington, D. C., US: 66 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
26. Cardiff, GB: 66 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
27. Oakland, US: 64 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
28. Amsterdam, NL: 64 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
29. Belfast, GB: 61 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
30. Bologna, IT: 61 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
31. Liverpool, GB: 58 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
32. Portland, US: 56 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
33. Lisbon, PT: 56 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
34. Atlanta, US: 55 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
35. Riverside, US: 55 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
36. New Orleans, US: 54 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
37. Glasgow, GB: 54 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
38. Leicester, GB: 53 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
39. Auckland, NZ: 53 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
40. Monterrey, MX: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
41. Seattle, US: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
42. Doha, QA: 52 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
43. Yogyakarta, ID: 51 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
44. Mueang Nonthaburi, TH: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
45. Coventry, GB: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
46. Edinburgh, GB: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
47. Malmoe, SE: 50 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
48. Bari, IT: 49 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
49. Bristol, GB: 49 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
50. Johor Bahru, MY: 48 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
51. Sheffield, GB: 47 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
52. Napoli, IT: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
53. Singapore, SG: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
54. Athens, GR: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
55. Stoke-on-Trent, GB: 46 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
56. Stockholm, SE: 45 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
57. Minneapolis, US: 45 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
58. Brooklyn, US: 44 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
59. Quezon City, PH: 44 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
60. Pittsburgh, US: 42 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
61. Bradford, GB: 42 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
62. San Jose, CR: 41 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
63. Dubai, AE: 41 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
64. Goeteborg, SE: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
65. Adapazari, TR: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
66. Wolverhampton, GB: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
67. Dublin, IE: 39 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
68. Barcelona, ES: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
69. Rome, IT: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
70. Utrecht, NL: 38 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
71. Panama, PA: 37 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
72. Iloilo, PH: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
73. Thessaloniki, GR: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
74. Hull, GB: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
75. Tampa, US: 36 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
76. Sacramento, US: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
77. Denver, US: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
78. Belgrade, RS: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
79. Zurich, CH: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
80. Eskisehir, TR: 35 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
81. Victoria, CA: 34 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
82. San Diego, US: 34 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
83. Catania, IT: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
84. Turin, IT: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
85. Carapicuiba, BR: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
86. Poznan, PL: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
87. Abu Dhabi, AE: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
88. Bandung, ID: 33 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
89. Borough of Bronx, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
90. Austin, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
91. San Jose, US: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
92. Sharjah, AE: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
93. London, GB: 32 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
94. Bakersfield, US: 31 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
95. Staten Island, US: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
96. Vitoria, BR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
97. San Juan, PR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
98. Edmonton, CA: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
99. Birmingham, GB: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people
100. Nice, FR: 30 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

 

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The first connected location-based bike… and the most beautiful

We’ve heard a lot about connected cars. But have you ever heard about connected bicycle? Few weeks ago Canadian start-up Vanhawks has unveiled on Kickstarter their Valour connected-bicycle. The bike has an embedded navigation system and many other cool features but I must say that personally I would buy it from a different reason – it’s just amazingly beautiful and well designed thing to have. I wouldn’t even want to ride it, I would just stare at it for hours…;)

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The Valour is packed full of electronics. It connects to iOS and Android smartphone – as well as other wearable tech e.g. Pebbel smart watch, through Bluetooth. Mobile apps track rider statistics such as route distance, speed and time. The bike offers embedded LED handlebar indicators which are connected to the smartphone’s GPS navigation and give riders turn-by-turn directions similar to the one we know from Hammerhead bike navi device. The Valour also includes a blind spot detector which alerts the rider of any object in their blind spot through haptic feedback in the handle bar grips. Not bad at all…

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Although for most of the features you’ll need the app, the Valour is suppose make some things automatically. Every bike is said to be “connected to each other through a mesh network (i.e. Bluetooth-based) and is alerted when one goes missing.“ Sounds very interesting but it has value only if you have hundreds of Valour in your city.

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Vanhawks has launched the Kickstarter campaign to raise $100 000… and you know what? There are 17 days to go and the project has already over $408 000. Backers can sign up to purchase a single-speed version of the bike, which will sell for $999, with a geared version available for $300 more.

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