Al Jazeera’s Handy Twitter Dashboard to Keep Track of the Revolutions


Unsure whether you should be paying attention to Qaddafi’s air strikes in Libya or the inmate solidarity riot in a Yemeni prison? Al Jazeera English can help. The network just launched a dashboard tracking the uprisings as they’re tweeted. Although this is one case in media coverage of the revolutionary wave where the Western journalists beat them to it. Al Jazeera’s tool shows which hashtags are the most popular in real-time and doesn’t just pull from its own reporters’ tweets, like the Guardian’s model. [Mashable]