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Data visualisation enables us to map connections across social media like Twitter and see how different groups of people relate to each other.

Israeli data scientist Gilad Lotan has been mapping interactions across Twitter during the Israeli-Gaza conflict. The aim of social media is to bring people together – so what is it doing for Palestinians and Israelis in the long running conflict in the Middle East?

Source: BBC

Date: August 30th, 2014


Questions for discussion:

  • Does it matter that you cannot verify the source or quality of data being put into Twitter when you visualize data like this?
  • What other interesting “conflicts” are going on right now that you could map this way using Twitter feeds?


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