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Data: Online, Iranians turning to Facebook during crisis

Posted by widgetgirl on June 19, 2009

Data: Online, Iranians turning to Facebook during crisis

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Check out this article published in Venturebeat on Wednesday June 17, 2009.  In working with Eric Eldon on this article, we (the folks here at Clearspring) analyzed data from the AddThis platform to detect sharing trends in Iran over the  past few weeks.  Specifically we can see when unique visitors with the geography of Iran are sharing content to Facebook, Twitter or any other service.  In this particular analysis, we could see the hockeystick jump in shares to Facebook on the day of the election.  Coincidentally, we could also see the decline in Facebook shares in the weeks leading up to the election when access to Facebook was being proactively blocked by the regime.

Here is to sharing – a revolutionary act in the age of social media!



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