Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict
28 August 2014 Last updated at 02:22 BST
Data visualisation enables us to map connections across social media like Twitter and see how different groups of people relate to each other.
Israeli data scientist Gilad Lotan has been mapping interactions across Twitter during the Israeli-Gaza conflict. The aim of social media is to bring people together - so what is it doing for Palestinians and Israelis in the long running conflict in the Middle East?
Spencer Kelly reports.