Twitter ban effect in Turkey

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.

Source: Twitter data. Map: Antonello Romano

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Themes: Social Media, Crowdsourced geographical information

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