Explore Previous Versions
When inspiration struck at a hackathon in 2009, R-Shief Beta was born. From 2009 to 2010, Beta served as a test bed for social media data mining and open source big data research.
In 2010, R-Shief V1 launched as a fully fledged platform for research and visualization of social media in the Middle East and beyond, and facilitated a flourishing community of FOSS activists.
With a sleek re-design in 2012, R-Shief V2 was evolving into a fully featured web-app for visualizing what had since become an expansive multi-origin social media archive of digital history.
The trajectory started in V2 continued in 2014 with the fluid design of R-Shief V3 and its new visualization dashboard, as the growing R-Shief Organization flourished internally.
In 2016, the trajectory started in 2012 finally landed with the kal3a dashboard.