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Egypt: Visualizing Topics Shared on Twitter

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Digital Activism, Politics, Protest, Technology

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011 [1].


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Twitter has played an instrumental role in keeping the world abreast of the latest developments in Egypt, where demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak have entered their fourth day.

The following widget shows Twitter content mentioning the hashtag #jan25 over the last three days, and are all related to terms mentioned in people's Twitter messages:


One of the most commonly shared terms ‘Tear Gas’ spiked earlier today when the armed forces utilized tear gas bombs, along with rubber bullets, against the crowds in the streets:


Al Jazeera has been playing a key role in covering the events as they unfolded, broadcasting live from Cairo:


The United Arab Emirate's @sultanalqassemi [6] is one of the key Twitter users spreading realtime updates from across Egypt:


As the effects of the demonstrations spread across the region, we see a huge spike in Twitter data because of an unconfirmed claim that Internet has been blocked in Syria:


Stay tuned for more stories, reactions and analysis from Egypt.

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011 [1].