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IBM Research Says Twitter Can Infer Location Based On Behavior

IBM researchers tell us that Twitter, with up to 68% accuracy, can infer a user's primary location by their behavior. The Register points to an IBM research paper by Jalal Mahmud, Jeffrey Nichols and Clemens Drews explaining how city-level predictions of Twitter users' home locations even though the user isn't using Twitter's location features. He makes it known that the paper explains the research did not use geo-tags to make any predictive assumptions, although around 65% of the tweets in the data are geo-tagged.

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