At first I thought that this late 2010 map of Facebook network connections left the Arab world blank. But I zeroed in, and Tunis, Alexandria and Lebanon are all actually quite bright, which fits the statistics we have from that time.
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Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Follow him on Twitter at @jricole or the Informed Comment Facebook Page