It’s beautiful to watch the spread of #JeSuisCharlie across the world

To remember:

Following terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, millions tweeted using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie to honor the 12 victims and support their commitment to free speech and expression.

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Following the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, millions tweeted using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie to honor the 12 victims and support their commitment to free speech and expression.

Watch use of the hashtag spread throughout France and the rest of Europe, then to the US, and finally to all corners of the globe, including the Middle East.

Twitter released this cool visualization, showing that the hashtag has been used about five million times. Despite some reports, however, #JeSuisCharlie is not the most used hashtag ever. Not even close. Over 32 million people used #WorldCupFinal as Germany beat Argentina and over 78 million people used #vote5sos to vote for teen rock band 5 Seconds of Summer at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Of course, those are different kinds of events. #JeSuisCharlie ranks high when compared with other news events. During the peak of the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon…

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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