LONDON February 17, 2011 Egypt Tunisia
http://www.badoo.com Egypt Tunisia
While researching something else entirely, Badoo has discovered evidence of a striking correlation between online flirting and offline protest.
Cairo Cairo Cairo Africa’s
Media headlines by now declared, "Yesterday Egypt, Today Algeria".
"We don’t mean to be frivolous or opportunistic," says Price. "But the correlation is compelling."
So, what explains it?
And these protesters are wired.
Tunis Cairo Algiers Cairo’s Wael Ghoneim
In addition to Facebook and Twitter, global news agency, UPI reports, "Euro-based Badoo and Bebo also pitched their cyber tents and fielded ‘town criers’." And, when Facebook and Twitter were blocked, many protesters used Badoo instead. Social networks have enabled the masses to co-ordinate online, and protest offline.
Africa's Five Most Flirtatious Cities RANK CITY SCORE* 1. Tunis (Tunisia) 24.7 2. Algiers (Algeria) 22.4 3. Cairo (Egypt) 21.9 4. Wahran (Algeria) 21.8 5 Rabat (Morocco) 21.3
* Key: Average number of online flirtations initiated per month by Badoo users there.