The political turmoil in Venezuela and Ukraine has felt close to home despite the geographic distance. With the world becoming more interconnected more rapidly then ever, issues in one nation quickly become the concerns of another. Social sharing about the events in these two countries, hemispheres apart, have been a key factor in getting the international community engaged. Meanwhile, the social and overall content engagement trends are telling an interesting story.
The protests in Turkey have undoubtedly caused a flurry of online activity. Our data allows us to see how people are sharing URLs in relation to the protests (for example, through Facebook, Twitter, and email), and how the protests affect behavior online. Here’s what the data has shown.
First, the volume of the events jumped in the end of May. Continue reading