When we saw Muni transfers realized in a tattoo artist’s sketch, we knew there had to be a story behind it. We tracked down the owner of this tattoo and its artist, and found out why he got Muni transfers permanently inked on his arm. His story made my day. How about you?
Who: Gelson Da Silva II
What neighborhood you live in?
Who did your tattoo?
Orio from Rose Gold Tattoo
Photo by Neil
A new social analysis company researched Twitter data and found that San Franciscans love tweeting about…you guessed it…Muni. I hate to say “I told you so” but our Twitter followers don’t lie! The study found that #SFMuni and #Muni are the most popular hashtags from people tweeting in San Francisco, beating out #sfgiants by a long shot.
The company also researched Twitter-happy New Yorkers and found that, in New York they’re mostly busy tweeting about the weather while we sunbath in Dolores Park.
Top 15 local hashtags for San Francisco from the study:
How was the study done? Details from Mashable:
London-based social analysis company Peerindex took a look at the tweets of a pretty substantial test group from both cities — 1.6 million people living in New York and San Francisco — for the 30 days leading up to March 5. Between them, the subject group tweeted an average 2.8 million times a day.
To narrow down what they were tweeting about, Peerindex looked at the hashtags they used, then discarded any that were tweeted less than 500 times. Spam-like hashtags, such as contests, were also discarded. Eventually, each city ended up with a list of hashtags in order of their “local score” — meaning that hashtag was that many times more likely to show up in that city.
Photo by mediaboytodd
Most of the time when a stranger talks to you on Muni, your first reaction is probably to gaze at your shoes and pretend you didn’t hear them, right? But sometimes you meet someone with a pretty good heart. Muni rider D submitted their own encounter of meeting someone cool on the bus:
I was minding my own business along with everyone else on an inbound 1 California the other day. After stopping at Laure St. I heard a man loudly saying, “GET THE FUCK OUTTA MY WAY I’M A CALIFORNIAN!!!”