What do 88,831 tweets about protest and revolution in Iran look like? Following in the success of Egypt’s #jan25 tag, protesters have piled onto the #25bahman tag to discuss Iran’s own prospects for “revolution” (25 Bahman 1389 is the Hijri date for February 14, 2011). Curious to analyze and compare these movements, I’ve started collecting some basic historical tweet data.
I’ll be digging into this more later, but for now, feel free to grab the dataset and enjoy the time series below.
Edit: I’ve updated the dataset. It now includes 97,215 tweets from Feb 10 to Feb 16.
P.S. go check out my buddy Drew Conway’s plot of the Top 15 Daily Tweeters of #25bahman for the Past Five Days.