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Virtually there
Courtesy the virtual world, no place is too far off – including a combat zone. Just letting a computer mapping programme run can make one almost feel like they are in Egypt with pro-democracy protestors.

“HyperCities Egypt,” from University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) collects tweets live from the Egyptian capital of Cairo and displays them in real time over a digital map of Egypt’s capital. It streams a new tweet every four seconds. Because it gathers tweets from those who have enabled Twitter’s “add location” function, the programme also maps the precise location in Cairo from which they were sent.

Image & text courtesy: UCLA