Following #Cairo #Egypt #Jan25 Today

28 01 2011

If you teach history (specifically World or Middle East), Social media is alive with information, links etc about events in Egypt as well as Tunisia. If you don’t have a Twitter account, use http://search.twitter.com/ to search the Twitter stream. The following hash tags (#TAGS) work well in the search box. If you have a Twitter account, use your favorite reader (I like Tweetdeck but there are many). This LINK will take you directly to a search on this trending item

  • #Jan25
  • #Egypt
  • #Cairo

So far, I have see tweets in:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch

Use http://translate.google.com/ to translate the tweets (copy and paste into box). Set language to Detect and you should be fine.

Here is a small sample of some of the messages captured in just a few minutes. Remember, that translations here will not be exact and that colloquiums and cultural elements will likely be lost. However, you will get a sense of what is going on and the nature of the global conversation.

Sample Tweets

التلفزيون المصري: أكد مصدر مسؤول أن قوات الأمن تسيطر تماماً على الأمور في كافة المحافظات #Jan25 #Egypt #Lie بينما الشاشة تعرض حرق سيارة شرطة
Egyptian television: an official source affirmed that the security forces in full control of things in all the provinces # Jan25 # Egypt # Lie while the screen displays the burning police car [Arabic]

La diretta del Post sull’Egitto in rivolta http://bit.ly/fMmmIk #Egypt #Jan25
The direct revolt in Egypt Post Egypt http://bit.ly/fMmmIk # # Jan25
http://www.ilpost.it/2011/01/28/rivolta-egitto-2/ [Italian]

Toque de queda en varias ciudades de Egipto, y Ejército ayudará a Policía (fotos) http://bit.ly/ihkx66
Curfew in several cities in Egypt, and help Army Police (photos)http://bit.ly/ihkx66 [Spanish]
http://www.lapatilla.com/site/2011/01/28/mas-de-300-detenidos-3-muertos-y-120-heridos-en-el-cairo-por-protestas-fotos/

tongorocho: RT @Dima_Khatib: Twitter me bloqueó ya 3 veces. No logro escribir mucho. Tengo segunda cuenta paralela @dima_khatib2 para trabajar entre las 2 cuentas #Jan25
tongorocho: RT @ Dima_Khatib: Twitter blocked me already 3 times. I can not write much. I have parallel second account @dima_khatib2 to work between 2 beads # Jan25 [Spanish]

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@Dima_Khatib2

بدأ حظر التجوال قبل عشرين دقيقة تقريبا ويبدو أن المتظاهرين لا يريدون الرحيل عن الشوارع رغم الغاز المطلق من جديد في ميدان التحرير #jan25

Before the curfew began about twenty minutes seems that the demonstrators do not want to leave the streets despite the absolutegas again in Tahrir Square # jan25 [Arabic]

There is gas and shots in Tahrir Square again .. people leaving square again, towards El Nile Corniche. Night time. Difficult to see#jan25

Army is now on Cairo and Alexandria streets. Army greeted by happy protesters after pullout of police. Curfew started #jan25#egypt

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@Dima_Khatib
Toque de queda anunciado por Mubarak de 6pm-7am en Cairo, Alejandría y Suez. Manifestantes controlan Alejandría Suez Mahalla. #jan25 #egypt
Announced a curfew from 6pm-7am Mubarak in Cairo, Alexandriaand Suez. Alexandria Suez Mahalla control protesters. # jan25 #egypt [Spanish]

I have to tweet less to avoid being blocked by Twitter. I got blocked already twice today. Army is already on Cairo streets #jan25

Twitter me está bloqueando por exceder límite de tweets. Ya dos veces me pasó. Ejército ya está en calles del Cairo. #jan25
Twitter is blocking me for exceeding limit tweets. I went twice already. Army is already on the streets of Cairo. # jan25 [Spanish]

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sophieintveld: @_PatrickB_ @MariekeNOS @woukevscherrenb werkt bij mij ook. Live beelden uit Cairo. ongelofelijk spannende ontwikkelingen
sophieintveld: _PatrickB_ @ @ @ MariekeNOS woukevscherrenbworks for me. Live images from Cairo. incredibly excitingdevelopments [Dutch]

maddiegrant: RT @cshirkyhttp://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ (and pray this doesn’t become another Tianamen) #Jan25

jiehanzheng: 哦,又满屏 #Egypt 了,埃及人民加油~
jiehanzheng: Oh, and full screen # Egypt, the Egyptian people cheer [Chinese]

samihtoukan: سيناء || تبادل اطلاق للنار بين قوات الامن والمتظاهرين الان بشكل عنيف #jan25 #egypt … Gooo Sina! (via @Mayousef)
samihtoukan: Sinai | | exchange of gunfire between security forcesand demonstrators violently now # jan25 # egypt … Gooo Sina! (via @ Mayousef) [Arabic]

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28 01 2011
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[…] Chris Bigenho Following #Cairo #Egypt #Jan25 Today! If you teach history (specifically World or Middle East), Social media is alive with information, links etc about events in Egypt as well as Tunisia. If you don’t have a Twitter account, use http://search.twitter.com/ to search the Twitter stream. The following hash tags (#TAGS) work well in… Here is a small sample of some of the messages captured in just a few minutes. Remember, that…[MORE] […]

28 01 2011
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