Monthly Archives: November 2011

Week 13 Question

In the past we have discussed the notion that social media’s role in movements is overstated based in part on the idea that movements are nothing new. Do you think this is the case with the uprisings in the Arab … Continue reading

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Week 12

In the Zhou reading, the use of Twitter and Facebook were discussed in conjuction with the Egyptian revolution.  He seems to take more of a middle ground, claiming that social media played some role in mobilization and organization, but it … Continue reading

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Week 13

This weeks readings discuss Twitters role in spreading information about the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions.  How do you use Twitter? Do you use it to follow news sources and spread information or purely to follow friends? Do you feel like … Continue reading

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week 13

“Social media” is such a broad term to describe many tools, including but not limited to SMS, Twitter, and Facebook.  While each author has a differing opinion on the degree that social media played a role in the activism in … Continue reading

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The authors this week dsicuss the important role that Twitter played in the uprisings in Egypt and Lybia. Why do you believe there was a change in the significance of twitter from when it was used in the Iranian Revolution. … Continue reading

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Week 13- Are the effects of Social media overestimated?

Kinsman discusses the impact of text messaging, twitter, and Facebook on various revolutions across the Arab world, but notes that it is still the people, not technologies,  that are making revolutions. He discusses the basic rules to success emphasizing that … Continue reading

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Week 13

This week, the Lotanetal reading discussed the various revolutions that were tweeted: specifically the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions. The reading went in depth about the various roles that Twitter plays in portraying and amplifying information throughout the world. My question … Continue reading

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