This article was recently published on Globes, the leading Israeli business/market paper, covering our research on information flows on Twitter during the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions. Tal Schneider (@talschneider), the article’s author, was especially interested in our findings around homophily: journalists tend to retweet other journalists, bloggers retweet bloggers, etc. Tal does a great job explaining the shift happening in news consumption, with many journalist personal accounts becoming significantly more successful than their respective media outlet.
Now the question is, if and when Twitter will finally hit Israel (if at all)? Now that there’s Hebrew support, language isn’t as big of an issue. Perhaps with the upcoming resurgence of the social justice movement?