|Distribution of tweets in downtown Cairo shows a mixture of protests in Tharir and running battles. Created with the clima.me mapping tool|
|Mobile tweets from the morning of the third shows the 'event' is ongoing. Created with the clima.me mapping tool|
We are following mobile tweeting in Tahrir Square over the last 24 hours. There are clearly large protests over deaths in a recent football game in Egypt. But the crowd of active tweeps has moved out in to the narrow streets and high buildings behind Tahrir where protests with the police have become more confrontational.
Twitter is a powerful tool for recording and publishing news from events by citizen journalists and bloggers, it is also a power organization tool. Such heavy tweeting must be coming from a combination of protesters and onlookers. The combination of radical protesters and sympathetic onlookers is a powerful dynamic that mobile phones and twitter help to enable.