Sysomos analyzed 52 million Twitter users, and discovered that only 14,642, or 0.027%, identified their location as Egypt, Yemen or Tunisia. Of these people, 88.1% were from Egypt, 9.5% from Tunisia and 2.13% from Yemen.
The infographic below shows a summary of the 14,642 Twitter users in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen. From January 16-23 there were over 122,000 tweets in 6 days (January 24-30) there were over 1.3 million!
We believe in the power and influence of online media outlets such as social media sites, blogs, RSS feeds, Google News, Yahoo news and MSN/Bing. A recent study found that 89 percent of reporters/editors turn to blogs for story research, 65% to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and 52% to microblogging services such as Tumblr and Twitter.
Let’s face it, Social media is a real-time reporting tool.