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Beyond "Bitter Twitter": Crowd-Photography for the Cyber-Tahrir Square

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 10 2012

If you're following the presidential campaign via Twitter, you know that each side is using the medium to strafe the other. But with the help of powerful network mapping tools, we discovered there's actually a lot more happening in the Twittersphere around those daily diversions. Thanks to connection technologies, people, events and ideas are coalescing in fascinating patterns online. There's a big "Tahrir Square" level of political demonstration underway, and with this post, we start mining the data to spot the communities among the crowds. Read More

OFA Gets @Barackobama Back Into the Twitterverse

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 10 2009

There was a time when Barack Obama was the number one most followed personage on Twitter, back during the campaign season, but after getting elected his staff seemingly let the account go fallow, to be overtaken by ... Read More

The Politics of Twitter

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 24 2009

For some time now, we've been hearing that conservatives dominate the usage of Twitter when it comes to online politics, and the appearance of TweetProgress, a new aggregator for progressive twitterers, only appears to ... Read More

Network-Weaving on Twitter: TweetProgress Launches to Counter Conservative Lead

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 24 2009

Are conservatives out-organizing progressives on Twitter, as a recent story on CNN reported? And does their seeming dominance matter? Read More