The news is fresh and details are only emerging about the murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo, a blogger involved in the Shahbag protest. In today’s world we can view immediately online the outcry this provokes. Last week I wrote about the online echo on Twitter the Shahbag protest had. This time I am taking a snapshot of Twitter just after the news of the murder broke to illustrate how quickly such an event spreads.
Twitter, 00:20 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)
The following visualisations illustrate the current and recent conversations and interactions online on Twitter about Shahbag just after the news about Shuvo’s killing emerged.
@AJStream post reverberates on Twitter, 06:50 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)
#Shabag remains a domestic topic, 15:30 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)
#Shahbag, despite more international media coverage, stays a local topic. It is predominant in Bangladesh and has some resonance in Great Britain, probably due to the large Bangladeshi community there. In Bangladesh the most active topics are #Shahbag and related messages.
Shahbag Funeral, 18:30 Dhaka time (16/02/2013)
The funeral of the killed blogger on Shahbag, expectedly, resounded strongly on Twitter.
Christian Prokopp is a Data Scientist in London, UK, and focuses on big data, cloud computing, and machine learning. Christian has a BSc from Germany, a MCom and a PhD from Australia. You can follow him on Twitter @prokopp, read his blog and all his ClickIttefaq columns.