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Visualizing the Occupy Wall Street protests:
Mother Jones has put together this Occupy Wall Street map they continue to update and they’re are asking readers to submit new locations or news stories associated with the protests. They also have an excellent run down of how the Occupy Wallstreet is utilizing social media, along with charts, stats and ongoing coverage.
The Atlantic has a powerful photo gallery of the protests beyond New York, spanning from LA to Boston.
Have to keep changing the zoom level on our Occupy Wall Street map—news reports say protests have spread to Anchorage, Hilo, Hawaii, several cities in Canada, and now Melbourne.
The Revolutions Were Tweeted — an stunning visualization of information flows on Twitter during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings. Go play.
Derek Watkins put together this video visualizing the expansion of the United States from 1700 to 1900 through the establishment of post offices.
Visualizing ten years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan
Internews and Nai, an Afghan media advocacy organization, have collected hundreds of reports of threats, intimidation, and violence faced by journalists in Afghanistan. We recently announced a new site, data.nai.org.af, which features 10 years of these reports. While Nai’s data previously resided in spreadsheets, the new site allows the public to access hundreds of reports through visualizations and to download it directly. With this site we’re raising the profile of media freedom in a country often characterized as among the most dangerous in the world for journalists.
Take, for example, the case of Omaid Khpalwak, a reporter with Pajhwok Afghan News who died recently in an attack on Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan.
Freelance journalists are among the top five groups experiencing violence. The others are formal news organizations.
For data wranglers, Internews and Nai are releasing the data in .csv and .geoJSON formats.
You can explore the infographic and export the data here.
“@keithurbahn … was not first to speculate that the [Obama] address was related to Bin-Laden, nor did he have a particularly influential presence on Twitter, with a following of 1,016 and a casual digital portrayal. But the right network effects came into play, and enabled his post to generate enough trust amongst his followers, their followers, and so on.”
The bin Laden news: How a single tweet spread like wildfire. (Click through for full visualization from SocialFlow Company Blog)
Days after U.S. Navy SEALs took hard drives, memory sticks and personal computers from Osama bin Laden’s hideout, both Pakistan and the U.S. have launched major offensives against suspected Islamic militants. On Friday, a U.S. drone strike reportedly killed 12 militants in Pakistan and another U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the first since 2002, killed two suspected Al Qaeda operatives. And, as reported minutes ago, Pakistani forces have rounded up 40 people in Abbottabad suspected of having connections to bin Laden. Is the massive data trove recovered from bin Laden’s compound already paying off?
Read on at The Atlantic Wire.