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EGYPT #RESET #2013

This week protesters once again packed Tahrir Square in central Cairo and once again took to Twitter, protesting current President Mohamed Morsi, who was elected following former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in 2011. We tracked the political upheaval closely today, through Topsy Pro, as things came to a head. Twitter activity, for English search terms…
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Trendspotting in real time on Topsy.com

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple weeks, you’ve probably seen some of the recent discussion around Instagram and Vine. In our conversations with reporters, we’re sometimes asked how our free social trend analysis tools on Topsy.com are different than the analytics tools available in our Topsy Pro product—and the Instagram/Vine…
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Twitter celebrates as SCOTUS overturns DOMA and Prop 8

Yesterday’s Supreme Court rulings were a hot topic on Twitter, sparking millions of celebratory tweets and conversations. Here’s how the activity looked minute by minute for hashtags #doma, #scotus, and #prop8 as the decisions were announced:   In the battle of the hashtags, #loveislove got a huge boost just after 14:00 GMT, when President Obama…
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WOE IS THE RED WEDDING

As you’ve probably heard by now, @GameOfThrones’ second-to-last episode aired last Sunday night on HBO, and then, right after you snuggled in and got set… …well, how should we put it? All hell broke lose. “The Rains of Castamere” episode left viewers ‘shocked’ and ‘disturbed,’” while some serious fans, who had read the books, and…
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