Aron Strandberg

Aron Strandberg

is @sweden 2017-03-20 to 2017-03-27

Hi! I’m Aron Strandberg – @aronstrandberg on Twitter. I’m a 25-year-old Swede, born and raised in Uppsala, but now studying economics at Lund University in southern Sweden.

When I’m not busy studying, I’m side hustling as a data visualisation, or dataviz, freelancer/contractor.

I mostly tweet about statistics, charts, maps and random trivia related to topics I find interesting, such as economics, history and demography.

Some other assorted things I’m fond of: programming, reading, world travelling, retro Nintendo gaming, beer festivals, blues music.

These are the things that you’re likely to see me tweet about during my @sweden curatorship week.

When I’m not @sweden, you’ll find me on:



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All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

@sweden March 22, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

.@JoacimClarin Just look at this bad boy. This is what I call some traditional #SwedishFood

@sweden March 22, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

One of Sweden's many gifts to mankind. You're welcome 👊

@sweden March 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

@TheGinisIn Ingen aning! Har aldrig varit på cocktailbar i Sthlm!

@sweden March 22, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

@is_okeh Still pretty good weather! Just more snow!

@sweden March 22, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 Where's the best place for a fika where you live?

@sweden March 22, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

.@carlbildt would never have let this happen to me. #pyramidalt, @margotwallstrom

@sweden March 22, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Alas, no diplomatic fika for me. Now I've left the Scanian spring for the Northern winter of #Umeå (Passing by Stoc…

@sweden March 22, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Now they're trying to tell me that the @sweden curatorship doesn't even come with diplomatic immunity? #wherearemyperks @margotwallstrom

@sweden March 22, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

That's what they're trying to tell us, but I need evidence, man. Evidence! #conspiracy🇫🇮

@sweden March 22, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

@JasonPStarling Well we're bringing back the draft now, so soon you can

@sweden March 22, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

.@margotwallstrom please do something! I haven't had kanelbullar in hours!

@sweden March 22, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

RT @SAS: @MichaeljonF @sweden we in twitter team is not correct department to contact regarding this issue

@sweden March 22, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Hey @SAS . With my powers as @sweden, I order you to let this top diplomat into the MMX airport lounge for some fre…

@sweden March 22, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

True fun fact: Sweden actually had a nuclear weapons and WMD program at one point #roguestate

@sweden March 22, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

See, exactly the same thing happened to me when I tried to visit Finland once. The conspiracy runs deep 🇫🇮

@sweden March 22, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

@zoe_venice It's beautiful! Come visit!

@sweden March 22, 2017, 2:13 a.m.

If you prefer less bantz and more dataviz, follow me also at @aronstrandberg! (There will be maps and charts here a…

@sweden March 22, 2017, 1:13 a.m.

@agquarx Maybe she is, but under a clever human disguise 😮

@sweden March 22, 2017, 1:11 a.m.

@maharajmeister That's what we all ask here every day

@sweden March 22, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

@devinher Clearly we're very different! The Norwegians would agree:

@sweden March 22, 2017, 12:46 a.m.

RT @Jonasutti: @sweden little known fact: The owner of the Sweden Twitter account has the launch button for all Swedish nuclear weapons.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Anyone who have tried both and can compare?

@sweden March 21, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

I don't know, what do/should we yell exactly? Suggestions appreciated.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

@zettermark That's what they want you to believe

@sweden March 21, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

I don't condone swearing, but I guess finding out that you don't exist is something that warrants a "perkele".

@sweden March 21, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

@OskarBrundin @AronFlam This does not help my argument that we're two different people

@sweden March 21, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids

@sweden March 21, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

The airline flying to our hearts 💘

@sweden March 21, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Norway is to Sweden as Kuwait was to Ba'athist Iraq

@sweden March 21, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

You have now been promoted to Sweden's top government statistician.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

This seems like an awfully inefficient heating strategy.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Don't listen to this man's slanderous accusations

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

I keep hearing rumors (credible sources) that Finland in fact doesn't exist. Anyone got any more on this?

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Damn it Iceland, beating us at our own game.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

You also have to look at the alternative facts. This is why I've developed a new unbiased index of human welfare: N…

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

You keep asking me to comment on the fact that 🇳🇴Norway now tops the World Happiness Report. Norway!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Dunno what we have in common except a great name. @AronFlam entertains as his skilled trade. I'm an economist, I didn't choose this life.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Aron is apparently a common name for @sweden curators. To clear out any more confusion, my predecessor @AronFlam and I are different people!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

As a matter of fact, my middle name is Olof...

@sweden March 21, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

@omilaure Apparently dogs do in fact use Twitter. Look at how many woof and bark responses I get > : o

@sweden March 21, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Here's a dog that I hang out with more frequently. She's my brother's dog, and her name is Skutta. Very adorable! S…

@sweden March 21, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

RT @GodiePeCo: Check this out @Migrationsverk. Obey this week's overlord and save everybody's time, skip the due process and approve my cit…

@sweden March 21, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Although I applaud the dedication, this is also slightly horrifying. No honorary citizenship for you!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Make this man an honorary Swedish citizen #executiveorder

@sweden March 21, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Better ask the @sweden followers: Is it socially acceptable to sleep in IKEA in your countries?

@sweden March 21, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

@Fortunedog @lisafamilyband Hadn't heard before. Thanks for sharing!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

@jslez A higher state of mind

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

And I haven't even gotten started on the Swedish love for tacos yet

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

@TheRealEGWallin Now you'll pass your history test!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

We'll destabilize our adversaries by making sure their IKEA packages are always missing screws. Then our forces can…

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

We might not even have to invade you all. We'll just keep deploying IKEAs until we achieve a Culture victory.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

@rryrry He certainly deserves to be a full Swede now then!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

@tonythehub Haha, I wonder if they refused out of care for your well-being or for their own

@sweden March 21, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Here's a short documentary about the King of Sweden:

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:41 a.m.

@Carly_B Tack så mycket! Channel your inner viking!

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

Apparently there's a lot of dogs using Twitter. And they're now all barking at me for my senseless comment.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

@cabrowns Thanks Carlos! Glad you like it :)

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:20 a.m.

@Unuhinuii Shouldn't they be out guiding people instead?

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:14 a.m.

@Swedebit Both, but oriented to the latter.

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:12 a.m.

@BelChi90 Maybe his internet connection is a little ruff

@sweden March 21, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

The dog is a little fella I met at Bau House Dog Cafe in Hongdae, Seoul. They also have cat themed places there. Mu…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Just to clear out any confusion here. I (Aron) am the person to the right. The other little fella is a dog. Dogs do…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Are there any non-Swedes here who have tried *and* enjoyed surströmming?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

If you haven't already, follow me over at @aronstrandberg!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

My side hustle is to create data visualizations. Some freelancing, but mostly hobby projects which I share on my regular Twitter.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 Was Uppsala a location in any of them? I've read them but can't remember that

@sweden March 20, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

@lenasverige Change of environment. They're pretty similar in rank, so I picked the place I didn't know so well.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

@HSRAKTU You're all welcome to come and enjoy Lund!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

@indyarmstrong Nah! I'm mostly in Uppsala during the summers. Then Uplands in the go to place for getting beer 🍺

@sweden March 20, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

@indyarmstrong @lunduniversity V-dala in Uppsala, Wermlands in Lund!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Regular days you'll find me in the #LUSEM library, where you can study under the watchful eyes of Malthus, Friedman…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

@BurkeSeanM There's some similarities actually, but durian is MUCH less pungent

@sweden March 20, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

@lenasverige @why I sure did! But I grew up in Uppsala.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

We Swedes really love to have a lot of personal space. This is just one of many weapons we deploy to enforce that.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

I also did my BSc here so it's been a few years in Lund. Now I'm in my final semester, just about to graduate (*wink* *wink* job recruiters)

@sweden March 20, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Well me, I'm a 25-year-old Swede born and raised in Uppsala, now living in Lund where I'm doing a MSc in Economics at @lunduniversity

@sweden March 20, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Sorry guys, got lost in all the banter here. Even forgot to finish introducing myself!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

@s8mb @bswud This is the soundtrack of my @sweden week

@sweden March 20, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

This sums up surströmming pretty well. But also forgot to add: It's delicious! 😉

@sweden March 20, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

I really try to make fun of the Norwegians, and this is how they respond. Nothing gets to those people!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

@TheBuzzAbout Love you too America! 🇸🇪❤🇺🇸

@sweden March 20, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

@idaindaworld And then they cover that pasta with a layer of ketchup. Classic!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

@haukipuddin I thought that was kinda what we were doing already

@sweden March 20, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 Many Americans have tried it, few have survived. This should give you an idea :)

@sweden March 20, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

@bswud @s8mb It's as if I could read your minds 👻

@sweden March 20, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

RT @ripme2: You revive fond memories 😃Receiving postcards from an aunt in Lund was ...priceless!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

@bswud You're welcome, Ben ;)

@sweden March 20, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

@devinher Outside Sweden I'm not sure. Probably IKEA!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

@StephenHolz @aronstrandberg I'll try to get there eventually haha! Getting lost in the banter here. 😂

@sweden March 20, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

I think we need some kind of support group here for 🇮🇳 Indians who ❤ Lund. Anyone else here from India with Lund st…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

🇸🇪 Swedish meatballs is more than a dish. It's a way of life. Here, I'll let our national spiritual leader explain:…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

We'll give the Norwegians Freedom™ and in return they'll give us their oil. It's a #WinWin

@sweden March 20, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

@OiThatsKoko I'm studying economics so you normally spot me around EHL ;)

@sweden March 20, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 Sometimes it's hard to tell who's who! I pick the one that's on Twitter: @HLundqvist30

@sweden March 20, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Norway is a renegade province that must be liberated and returned to the warm embrace of the Motherland…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Don't think I'm not aware of what you're laughing about, Indians #Lund

@sweden March 20, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

@nb1316 No idea, I haven't seem them :o Now I'm scared

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

@mattfellman Happy equinox! In Sweden we call it "Vårdagjämning"

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

RT @1azylizzie: @sweden @homebrandcola and just like Aus /NZ only they can mock each other, if outsiders start it up it gets the similar re…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

First of all I think we need to have a serious debate about whether Norway even is a real country

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

@IncookieCook I think we're as Netflix and HBO obsessed as you guys are!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

I don't think the world is ready for this yet...

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

@samueljlevin They should also be there really. Someone need to photoshop in a smaller monkey next to Denmark

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

But in the end we all love each other, as one big Nordic family

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

We love to tease and fight our Scandinavian neighbors for sure. I'd call it sibling rivalry.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

@ABellaBoutique Everyone seem to greet me from sunny places today! We could definitely use some of that sun over here

@sweden March 20, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

@adrianacarey Hi Adriana! How did you end up in Paris?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

@elli_e_copter Bit cloudy, pretty peaceful as usual. When did you live here?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

@shadghost You too can become a fearsome viking!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

You guys never get tired hearing about surströmming, do you

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

@mattfellman Cloudy and rainy. But U believe spring is on its way now!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

@Marina__vo Hi Marina! Everyone's still friendly so far x)

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

@AntZoo Yay Sparta! I've been on a couple of corridor parties there over the years 😁

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

@IAmUppsala Cool! When did you study here?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

@peppedasilva You're right! It's coming back soon

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

@RealBetteB Good morning Bette! How's Connecticut today?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

@grizzwithak Awesome! When did you visit?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

@fijaap Good morning Anik! Hope you'll have a great day!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

@TwittingSystem "You weren't there, man. You weren't there."

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.

@MrsCakeface Howdy! How's Australia doing today?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:34 p.m.

Legitimate question. Both are common hazards over here.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

@PeopleOfUK Thanks Luke of Nottingham! Hope you'll have a fab curator week as well!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

@davidmokveld There sure are a lot of Erasmus student on exchange here! Hope you had a great time in Sweden!

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

@cmbsweden Cool! Have you visited Lund?

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

@VixMaren Hello America! We could definitely use some of that Californian sun over here right now..

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:20 p.m.

@Medizin_Wookiee This is what the Sweden wild ride looks like

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

RT @JaniKaarela: @sweden @aronstrandberg I for one welcome our new Lund overlords! <3 Lund <3

@sweden March 20, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

My country has called, so here I am, reporting for duty 🇸🇪 This was the closest thing I had to a uniform photo. Now…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Some countries have jury duty. Others draft for military service. In Sweden they make you run the country's social media accounts.

@sweden March 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

I'm Aron, reporting in from cloudy Lund. As the representative of Sweden, I'm here to hang out with y'all and babys…

@sweden March 20, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Hello world! It's a new week, which means a new Swede thrown into the driver's seat of the wild ride that is the @sweden Twitter experience.