This keyword map explores Twitter interactions (mentions, retweets, replies) taking place between Twitter accounts using “savethelink” between the 13/09 and the 22/09. Every small dot on this map is an account. The more an account is mentionned or retweeted, the bigger it appears.
The map appears to be split into two main groups:
- The first and biggest grouping, is the activity organized by OpenMedia, that captures thousands of tweets sent to Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner in charge of copyright reform, and to the official account of the EU Commission. It is truly a citizen flash mobilization, activated by the OpenMedia network.
- The other grouping is formed by MEPs in opposition to the reform, led by Julia Reda (Pirate Party, Green/ALE, Germany), former rapporteur on copyright reform for the European Parliament, and known for her strong opinions on the issue.
The only news media we could identify around this campaign include the german newspaper Die Zeit and magazine Der Spiegel. Both outlets were quoted by Julia Reda and therefore strongly linked to the second group.