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Experts say Egypt is the crystal ball in which the Arab world sees its future. Now that Mubarak has stepped down, I can share the work I've done making that metaphor tangible, and visualizing the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and across the Middle East. It is based on their Twitter activity, capturing the freedom of expression and association that is possible in that medium, and which is representative of a new collective consciousness taking form. The map is arranged to place individuals near the individuals they influence, and factions near the factions they influence. The color is based on the language they tweet in -- a choice that itself can be meaningful, and clearly separates different strata of society.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. République arabe d'Égypte جمهوريّة مصر العربيّة ( ar ) Écouter Gumhuriyya t Miṣr al-ʿArabiyya h ( ar ) L' Égypte , en forme longue la République arabe d'Égypte , en arabe Gumhuriyya t Miṣr al-ʿArabiyya h ( جمهوريّة مصر العربيّة ), en arabe égyptien communément appelée Masr [ 4 ] ( مصر ), est un pays d' Afrique du nord-est situé sur la côte sud de la Méditerranée orientale : le bassin Levantin .