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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Al Jazeera Tracking Tweets from Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Bahrain with Twitter Dashboard
Al Jazeera has introduced a Twitter dashboard to chart the news and tweets about the revolts inEgypt, Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain. Mashable says the news organization is a little late to this game, but more importantly, it’s one more way that Al Jazeera is taking the lead in covering these uprisings.
To many, the news organization has established thatit’s at the forefront of news from the region, and it’s working to grow the number of viewers with outreach here in the U.S. All news organizations are making heavy use of social media, and if Al Jazeera is going to take advantage of its “CNN moment,” that’s what it will have to do as well.