Monday, February 27, 2012
Virtual Geography Convention 2012: Information Diffusion and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising
Leysia Palen and Kate Starbird, both of the University of Colorado - Boulder, have presented (How) Will the Revolution be Retweeted? Information Diffusion and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising (PDF).
While the paper is not strictly geography, social media is being used by geographers to map instability and is allowing events to be examined as if they are social infections. The abstract reads: