Twitter prohibition in Turkey had a strong rebound effect since in a couple of days tweets increased at a rate of +138%, according to some estimates.
The tweeting activity has been carried out despite the ban, following the instructions circulating on the web on how to bypass the ban itself. This effect has a double interesting meaning: firstly, it expresses opposition to the ban and/or the establishment and secondly it refers to the highly pervasive power of social media. The tweet distribution highlights both people distribution and the urban pattern.
LADEST is the Laboratory of socio-geographical research of the University of Siena, based in the Department of Political and Cognitive Sciences. The laboratory specialises in data collection and spatial analysis, Geographical Information Science, and territorial data mapping. We employ mainstream GIS tools as well as applications developed in house (Flikrsearch, Kowalski, TEA). The current research focus is on citizen science and crowdsourcing, territorial marketing and environmental monitoring.