Saturday, 16 April 2011

Heavy tweeting at Madison protest

We are seeing heavy tweeting at Wisconsin protests as Palin speaks. Above is the real time clima tweeting meter. During Palin's speech the leves reach the mid 60s, which only happens in this region during a protest. We have consistently seen very high relative tweeting levels from Madison during pro-union protests, which in large part reflects on this movements ability to recuit younger "digital natives" as supporters.

This video from the Madison talking shows a crowd shouting out Palin's speech, for anyone who does not see connections between western protests and those in the Arab, this ritual of screaming down a speaking on a big screen is a standard of Arab protests.

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