***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I posted this over on AoIR a few days ago, but as it's coming up here, apologies for xposting:

I can't answer the question directly, as its profoundly difficult to say with certainty in any direction (as we all know), but I do have a bunch of data on the subject so far. Hopefully someone can find use from it for publication or general research on this question, as I'm busy with a few other projects right now.

The timing was less than ideal (I was busy with life and neglected to put the term into our collector), but over a variety of words, we have 4.5 million tweets containing terms like #jan25, #mubarak, #egypt, Mubarak, and Egypt. Included on our site is some automatically generated cursory analysis. The full dataset ranges from Jan 27-Feb 10 approximately. Earlier data would be nice, but it requires someone throwing in the term on our site at that time, which did not occur unfortunately. 

http://140kit.com/Devin/collections/2700

On the page, click on "Download the raw SQL zip (Users/Tweets)" or "Download the raw CSV zip (Users/Tweets)" to get the full dataset in your preferred flavor.

Devin Gaffney

On Feb 21, 2011, at 5:42 PM, Hossam Sharara wrote:

***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Being an Egyptian myself, I am aware of some Facebook groups that were created by the ex-system personnel to spread rumours and promote ideas/statements to distract/scare people off to stop the uprising. Most of the profiles behind these groups are fake, which you can tell by human judgement of their social network, family ties, etc... However, some real people fell for the trick and started the viral effect of spreading these rumours / statements.
I am currently in the process of collecting data from these groups that can be then used to identify fake profile or analyze the dynamics of the viral spread. Any help with other interesting research problem / ways for accessing more data is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
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Hossam S. Sharara
PhD Student
LINQs Group
University of Maryland - College Park
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hossam


On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM, David Hachen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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I know people are interested in obtaining data on networks during the Egyptian revolution.  A student in my graduate social network seminar just forwarded this link to me which visualizes the evolution of protest network using twitter data.  It looks like people at Indiana University are involved in this.  Have not had time to check out sources, but information is in the comments. 


David

David S. Hachen Jr. 
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