Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Analysis: Area of Tahrir Protest is Expanding

Using our twitter mapping technology we have been mapping the areas in which people in Tahrir Square are tweeting.  It has been obvious for several days that a group of protesters have held Tahrir Square from which they are are using mobile phones with tools like twitter to let the world know what is happening.

This map shows the kind of cluster of tweets in Cairo we have seen since the start of the protest until yesterday.

This morning we started to see this pattern, with tweets still centered on Tahrir Square but expanding in to other areas of central Cairo.

Now we are seeing this pattern, with intense tweets centered in Tahrir but also distributed in a large area around Cairo, note the side streets around Tahrir and the Bridges toward Tahrir.  It seems the protest is taking over a larger area of the city.  

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