More stuff happening in Baku.
While I would argue that Facebook is the best place to get news about Azerbaijan, there is some Twitter activity too.
Tonight there was some sort of protest outside of Baku, this via Khadija Ismayil’s Facebook.
“It seems there is a social protest in Ismayilli, 300 km to the north from capital Baku. Protesters burnt cars, allegedly owned by the son of the city governor and tried to burn the ill-reputed motel, allegedly owned by one of the ministers who also happen to be a kin to the city governor. It is getting hot. Crowd is moving towards the house of the governor Facebook users report.”
THIS IS ANALYSIS FROM 12:45AM BAKU TIME
The clusters and groups aren’t that interesting, given the small number of people writing. However, the links to photos and videos are very useful.
THIS IS ANALYSIS FROM 1:45AM BAKU TIME
While I was running that report, the first video came out, so I ran it again. User Muntezir loaded it and you can see how it spread through this.
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At about 9am Baku time, a new hashtag emerged called #riotsismayilli and I’m collecting those tweets as well, but there isn’t a lot being written there that is unique from the main #ismayilli hashtag.
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The #riotsismayilli hashtag still isn’t catching on very well. (I sort of wish people would stick to one.)
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(Looking at the 10pm analysis – seems to be a language issue for the clusters. Group 1 is tweeting in Azerbaijani, group 2 is English, and group 3 includes news broadcasters (and a mix of languages) and muntezir, who is a key news spreader.
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Once again, Baxtiyar Hajiyev has his own cluster group.
It also appears that the protest event that is scheduled for Saturday has a lot of competing hashtags: silahsiz (without weapons) and 26yanvar (26th of January), for example.
Also note some interesting inappropriate language – looks like 1 tweet became very popular in group 1.
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