Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mali tweets in coup

In our global world twitter is making few places truly isolated.  Mapping tweets from Bamako Mali show a small concentration in the city, near the Canadian embassy and some hotels.  We assume these are journalists or foreign workers tweeting about the armed coupe today. 
Twitter map using tool from Bamako Mali, we are seeing two spots with very concentrated tweets where we assume international press are assembled.
These maps were made using the mapping tool, run on an iPhone.  The mobile app works on all major PC, tablets and mobile phones without the need for an app install.

These are the only two concentrations of mobile phone tweets in all of Mali at 1pm local time, as news of the coup broke.

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