National Geographic collaborated with Hootsuite to share social media data around the Egyptian “Spring/Revolution” around Jan 25, 2011. They saw Hootsuite’s infographic and contacted me to share data to crate a unique infographic (below).
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took a drastic step before his ouster: He tried to shut down his country’s Internet.
In an effort to silence critics, the Mubarak government took major Internet service providers off-line. Data scientist Kovas Boguta created this graphic to show how the cutoff and eventual restoration affected Twitter users in the Middle East.
Twitter is a social media service through which brief messages can be relayed to thousands at once. Boguta’s sample consists of a selection of Mideast Twitter users who included the keywords (called hashtags) #Jan25 and #Tahrir in messages.