[ by Charles Cameron — don’t be fooled by the pretty colors, what you see is just a mass of data points artfully displayed ]
Here’s a fascinating graphic from the quantitative mode of analysis:
I really don’t have much to say about this, except that if a prayer is fired off each time the hashtags #prayforgaza and #prayforisrael are posted, the divine listening apparatus must be a stereo system.
Lotan’s article is worth reading. Here’s the point that interested me most:
Haaretz accommodates the most connections on both the pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli sides of the graph, having the highest betweenness centrality. Compared to all other nodes in the graph, Haaretz is most likely to spread throughout the wider network. It has the most potential for bridging across biases and political barriers.
Lotan closes with a plea for us all to “be more thoughtful about adding and maintaining bridges across information silos online”. May it be so.