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Twitter Proves Pivotal In Dissemination Of Information During Taksim Square Protests

From Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, social media – and Twitter in particular – has played a focal role in many of recent years’ most tumultuous public demonstrations.

The protests taking place in Turkey add to that trend, placing an even greater emphasis on how powerful a communicative tool Twitter is.

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What Was The First #OccupyWallStreet Tweet?

The Occupy Wall Street protests are getting increasingly more media exposure, but it’s the social media that’s really fueling their organization. And Twitter is once again in the spotlight as the social network of choice for protesters.

But how did Twitter become such an integral part of the protests? iCrossing did a thorough timeline of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Twitter, and we’ll highlight some of the milestone below.
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#OccupyWallSt Tweets Saw 216% Daily Increase After Brooklyn Bridge Arrests [STATS]

Social media data analysis company Attention dug into the Twitter data for the Occupy Wall Street protests, and shows just how massive the movement has become.
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More Secure, Anonymous “Twitter Alternative” Being Used By Protesters

There’s a new social network on the block that touts itself as being more secure, private, and anonymous than Twitter – something that the protesters at #OccupyWallstreet are embracing with open arms.
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Cameroon Gov’t Suspends Twitter to Prevent Protests

The government of Cameroon, likely fearing a situation similar to the recent uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, has blocked access to Twitter on SMS.
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Al Jazeera Uses Promoted Tweets to Reach Western Audiences

They may have been censored, discredited and even thrown in jail, but the members of Al Jazeera aren’t backing down. Rather than bow to Murabak’s pressure that they stop covering the protests in Egypt, the Qatar-based news organization is reaching out to Western audiences – most of whom don’t have access to their English-language channel – using Twitter.
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111+ More Ways you can Follow the Egyptian Protests on Twitter

Despite the internet blackout in Egypt, there are many on the ground who have been able to keep those of us outside the country updated about the protests via Twitter. These journalists, activists, and citizens are actively tweeting to ensure that the world knows what’s happening in their country.

Yesterday, we compiled a list of ways to follow the Egyptian protests on Twitter, which was shared quite a bit. And it led to one of our readers informing us of over 111 more ways to follow the protests on Twitter that we didn’t cover in our original post.
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Egyptian Government, Telecom Operator Deny Blocking Twitter

Both the Egyptian government and the company behind the government’s network claim to have no involvement in the reported blocking of Twitter. Since Tuesday, Twitter has been largely inaccessible from within Egypt, except through a few third-party applications.
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