Twitter had a very strong role in supporting civilian protests , specially in Iran and Egypt. Here is a video showing the Egyptian revolution on Twitter with the help of a particular hashtag. This is a preliminary result of the network of retweets with the hashtag #jan25 at February 11 2011, at the time of the announcement of Mubarak's resignation. If you retweeted someone, or has been retweeted, it is possible that your username is in this network.

The data were collected through the Twitter streaming and search APIs by André Panisson, and is part of a research project involving the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin (, the Complex Networks and Systems Group of the ISI Foundation (, and the Informatics department of Indiana University (

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