- That these protest are more the mainstream union support who don't use Twitter
- That the major urban centres are 'protested out' but that protests are moving to new areas like Italy and smaller Spanish cities and in to the north of Europe.
- The General strike is something of a dud.
- Much of the action on sites like Twitter and Facebook are people who don't have jobs (students and unemployed youth) so they have nothing to strike from.
Real Time Tweeting level from Syntagma Square Athens, Athens tweets rarely go above 20 an hour unless something is going on.
Os níveis atuais de Twitter em protestos
Τα σημερινά επίπεδα των διαδηλώσεων στο Twitter
The following dashboard can track tweeting levels at key protest sites in the UK. It was creating using the Happan.in tweeter meter. I have noticed that Spain is the most engaged mobile twitters users in the current nations impacted by strikes. Levels of tweeting can reach extremely high levels in Spain. Athens has seen a recent rise in the use of twitter at protests. Lisbon still is not a major user of twitter. So it will be very interesting to see how the different sites twitter level rises and falls during the protest.
Plaza del Sol. Madrid Spain.
This is a high tweeting location, on a weekend 40-60 geotagged tweets an hour would be high. We anticipated about 200 or more an hour at the height of the protest.