Keywords of a 'Revolution'

February 16, 2011

In attempt to get a wider snapshot of the events in the Middle East over the past two weeks, we've pulled together some YouTube keyword data to examine which words were tied closest to the dramatic footage coming out of the region.

We took 2,000 videos uploaded to YouTube since January 25th that included the Arabic word for "revolution" in the title. We then isolated the keywords tagged to those videos and translated them all to English using Google Translate. What you see below is a visualization of those keywords using the online tool Wordle.

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