Week 13 Question – Emily Thibodeau

Zhuo and Kinsman both believe Twitter enabled some aspects of the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. But it is also of note that only some members of these societies had internet access at all, in the case of Egypt – most users were young men from Cairo who were already at the heart of the revolution.  Based on some of the claims that were made about the influence of Twitter on the aforementioned revolutions, what would make Twitter a ‘global game changer’, if you don’t believe it already is? Would greater internet access influence more revolutions?

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