News travels fast on Twitter. That much is obvious. But ever wonder how fast exactly? And to where?
Lucky for you, Twitter's data scientist on Wednesday gave CNBC a geographical look at how news spreads across the globe through Tweets. And whether it's Tuesday's big NBA news or Beyonce dropping a new album—or something as simple as a sunrise—conversations have gone global.
When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a packed news conference Tuesday that he was banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life, the East Coast lit up with a flurry of Twitter activity. That demonstrated how the story of Donald Sterling's racist comments and lifetime ban had become a national flashpoint.
Twitter's heat maps also revealed that Beyonce has a huge fan base in Turkey, among other details.
—By CNBC's Jeff Morganteen.