Real time tweeter meter at site of Istanbul protest, giving total geo-tagged tweets for a 1 KM radius.
Before Gezi Park was cleared by police I was seeing from 2,000 to 10,000 geo-tagged tweets an hour coming from the radius of Taksim and Gezi. The rates continue to be hight but have dropped. Since the crack down tweeting and retweeting is down about 90% most times I check it. Kind of disturbing actually.
|Typical tweeting reading during the #OccupyGezi protest, almost 2,000 tweets an hour, almost all about the protes.|
"..social media is the worst menace to society" Turkish PM blames unrest on Twitter independent.co.uk/news/world/eur…
— saima (@siama7) June 3, 2013
Best picture ever #direngeziparkı #direngezi #occupygezi #occupyistanbul #twitter twitter.com/BatmansTweet/s…
— occopy istanbul (@BatmansTweet) June 8, 2013
In Istanbul we are seeing the most massive crowd generated alternative media network ever created to support any political event anywhere.
There are even more global tweets using the hashtag #occupygezi
Use the tool below to see what people are saying in that area on twitter:Tweets about "near:"Taksim Istanbul Turkey" within:5mi"