In an attempt to understand the average Indian tech consumer and his/her relationship with location based services, I decided to start off with the Twitter stream. Looking at geotagged tweets (tweets that contain the user’s current location, possibly from the GPS of the device used for tweeting) of about 3 weeks, it is clear that the big cities are where the majority of geotweets are coming from.
Here is a statewise choropleth map of geotweets. It also contains statistics for Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka:
A whopping 28% of all Indian geotweets are from Maharashtra (mainly from Mumbai). Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are runners up with close to 12% and 9% respectively. Credits for visualization go to OpenStreetMap and Leaflet.