Data collected with Gephi Graph Streaming. This is a preliminary result of the network of retweets with the hashtag #jan25 at February 11 2011, at the time of the announcement of Mubarak’s resignation. If you retweeted someone, or has been retweeted, it is possible that your username is in this network.
The data were collected through the Twitter streaming and search APIs by André Panisson, and is part of a research project involving the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin (www.di.unito.it), the Complex Networks and Systems Group of the ISI Foundation (www.isi.it), and the Informatics department of Indiana University (cnets.indiana.edu).
The Egyptian military cleared Cairo’s Tahrir Square of protestors on Tuesday, freeing the plaza for traffic for the first time in weeks after mass demonstrations eventually led to the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Tahrir, which means “Liberation,” had been the epicenter of the anti-government protests, with an elaborate occupation camp staffed by volunteers—from doctors and nurses to people running a lost-and-found stand. (The BBC hasa nice interactive map.)