The first step was to collect the local tweets during the day of the royal wedding by using Twitter’s Search API and geocodes. Geocodes include the latitude and longitude of a location. The geocode used for the royal wedding was “geocode=51.502652,-0.131493,0.7mi”, which returns tweets located within a 0.7 mile radius from where the royal wedding happened. Over the course of the day, 4000+ local tweets were captured. The visualisation timeline was narrowed down into a 12 hour period, resulting in almost 3000 tweets between the hours of 8am and 8pm.