- #JeSuisCharlie not most used hashtag ever
- Over 32 million people used #WorldCupFinal
- #IceBucketChallenge used just over 2 million times
- #Ebola used just under 2 million times
- #Ferguson was used 3.5 million times in just a few hours
- Hashtags == tool for spreading compassion globally
- hostage situation in Sydney last month, thousands tweeted the hashtag #illridewithyou
- After terrorists murdered 132 children at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan hashtag #IndiaWithPakistan spread on social media
- #JeSuisCharlie > #JeSuisAhmed > #JeSuisJuif => show solidarity
- Armed Gunman Launched A Deadly Terrorist Attack On The Offices Of French Publication ‘Charlie Hebdo’ (pinkisthenewblog.com)
The paper has never sold in enormous numbers – and for 10 years from 1981, it ceased publication for lack of resources. But with its garish front-page cartoons and incendiary headlines, it is an unmissable staple of newspaper kiosks and railway station booksellers
- Charlie Hebdo to print 1 million copies next week (rawstory.com)
- The Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Covers (disinfo.com)By now everyone is aware of the Paris assassinations of the Charlie Hebdo journalists. We feel sure that Charb and his team would want their work to go far and wide in response to the acts of the murderous Islamists who carried out France’s worst terrorist incident since the 1960s, so here are a couple of the cartoon covers that, in the eyes of some, required the death of the people who created them:
- The Islamic Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack (cyberwarzone.com)
The Dutch news is claiming that the Chief editor was aware of the possible attack on Charlie Hebdo, but he did not expect the attack to take place.
- Paris on Terror Alert After 12 Killed in Attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper (yalibnan.com)
France’s last major terrorist violence came in 1995, when eight bombings struck public places between July and October, including the Saint Michel metro station in the heart of Paris. Bombs also exploded in the Place de l’Etoile in Paris. In all, eight were killed and about 200 were injured. They were blamed on an Algerian rebel group.
- Front Pages React to Paris Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo (time.com)
The terrorist attack sent shock waves through the global media community, prompting an outpouring of support for the victims as officials condemned the violence and authorities hunted the assailants. Here is a selection of front pages, set for publication Thursday, that led with the tragedy.
- Homage to Charlie Hebdo in 23 cartoons (tnnegypt.com)
Buzzfeed media website published the contributions along with an homage to Charlie Hebdo accompanied by Stephane Charbonnier’s quote: “I prefer to die standing than live on my knees.”
- Muslims Condemn Charlie Hebdo Attack (glammynews.com)
Muslims in France and around the world banded together on Wednesday to strongly condemn the deadliest terror attack the country has seen in the past two decades.
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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