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SXSW 2011: Andy Carvin - the man who tweeted the revolution | Technology | guardian.co.uk

SXSW 2011: Andy Carvin - the man who tweeted the revolution | Technology | guardian.co.uk | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Andy Carvin is getting a little sick of talking about which verb best describes what he does. "It's somewhere between reporting and collaborative network journalism".
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A Curated Book Will Tell the History of Egypt's Revolution in Tweets

A Curated Book Will Tell  the History of Egypt's Revolution in Tweets | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Tweets From Tahrir - the book - will use tweets posted during the 18 days of protests in Egypt to tell the story of the revolution in 140-character snippets.
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Ex-UK spy boss says WikiLeaks sparked Egyptian revolution • The Register

Ex-UK spy boss says WikiLeaks sparked Egyptian revolution • The Register | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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Eben Moglen Is Reshaping Internet With a Freedom Box. Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can’t Find You.

Eben Moglen Is Reshaping Internet With a Freedom Box. Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can’t Find You. | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Eben Moglen, a Columbia law professor, is championing the Freedom Box, a home server that could protect dissidents from police-state snoopers.
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Exactly What Role Did Social Media Play in the Egyptian Revolution? | Fast Company

Exactly What Role Did Social Media Play in the Egyptian Revolution? | Fast Company | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The January 25th revolution in Egypt was an incredible achievement by its people and a truly inspiring example of the power of peaceful protest. Yet the work towards an effective transition to democratic government within Egypt has just begun. Meanwhile a debate continues to rage in the blogosphere as to the exact role played by social media.
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How Wael Ghonim Sparked Egypt's Uprising - Newsweek

How Wael Ghonim Sparked Egypt's Uprising - Newsweek | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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Curating the Revolution: Building a Real-Time News Feed About Egypt - Phoebe Connelly - Technology - The Atlantic

Curating the Revolution: Building a Real-Time News Feed About Egypt - Phoebe Connelly - Technology - The Atlantic | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
We sat down with NPR's Andy Carvin to talk with him about becoming "a personal news wire for Egypt"
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(Cartoon) Planting DEMOCRACY in #Tahrir Square #Egypt #Jan25 ... on Twitpic

Love this cartoon http://twitpic.com/3ys3np by @CarlosLatuff
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China, Twitter and 20-Year-Olds vs. the Pyramids

The forces that were upholding the status quo in the Middle East have finally met an engine of change that is even more powerful.
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Unprecedented in Internet history as Egypt shuts down internet | blogwatch.tv

Unprecedented in Internet history as Egypt shuts down internet | blogwatch.tv | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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Tunisia Bloggers Wins Netizen Award, Online Media Prize

Tunisia Bloggers Wins Netizen Award, Online Media Prize | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Reporters Without Borders on Friday gave its annual award for online media freedom to a Tunisian blogging group – highlighting the role of social media in Arab world uprisings this year.
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The “Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators” Article » Pressthink

It’s hard to know how much weight to assign to the Internet and its social media tools–Facebook and Twitter–in recent uprisings. But some people get worried that everyone is getting carred away. And they decide to bring us all back down to earth. “It’s not that simple!” they cry. #The name I am giving to these cries is Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators, a genre that is starting to get a swelled head about itself.
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Preserving the Online Legacy of the Egyptian Revolution - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

Preserving the Online Legacy of the Egyptian Revolution - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Thousands of Tweets, photos, videos, and posts about Egypt's transformation are in danger of falling into obscurity. The online life of the revolution is in danger of slipping away from easy retrieval. It's being buried under the avalanche of always-new events. But a few people are trying to preserve what happened.
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Egypt curation on Twitter shows opportunities, challenges for journalists | Curious on the Road

Egypt curation on Twitter shows opportunities, challenges for journalists | Curious on the Road | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa have become a pivotal moment for Twitter users. Many followed and retweeted news from people in the region.
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Jeff Jarvis: Gutenberg of Arabia « BuzzMachine

Today, it occurs to me that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube may be the Gutenberg press of the Middle East, tools like his that enable people to speak, share, and gather.
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Curator of the Revolution | MetaFilter

Curator of the Revolution | MetaFilter | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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People, Not Things, Are The Tools Of Revolution

People, Not Things, Are The Tools Of Revolution | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Warmest congratulations to the Egyptian people, whose truly grassroots revolution has reminded the world what political action is supposed to look like. Although the work is far from done, and reconstituting a government by the people and for the people is perhaps the more difficult phase, it is right that they, and the world, should take a moment to reflect on a job well done.

Some are using that moment to praise the social media tools used by some of the protesters, and the role the internet played in fueling the revolution. While it's plain that these things were part of the process, I think the mindset of the online world creates a risk of overstating their importance, and elevating something useful, even powerful, to the status of essential. The people of Egypt made use of what means they had available, just as every oppressed people has in history.

Twitter and Facebook are indeed useful tools, but they are not tools of revolution — at least, no more than Paul Revere's horse was. People are the tools of revolution, whether their dissent is spread by whisper, by letter, by Facebook, or by some means we haven't yet imagined. What we, and the Egyptians, should justly be proud of, is not just those qualities which set Egypt's revolution apart from the last hundred, but those which are fundamental to all of them. (so now TechCrunch has jumped on the "hey, Twitter and Facebook didn't overthrow Mubarak" bandwagon: http://is.gd/OQmnsw)
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Malcolm Gladwell, Your Slip is Showing « Brian Solis Brian Solis

Malcolm Gladwell, Your Slip is Showing « Brian Solis Brian Solis | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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…My heart’s in Accra » Interview with Andy Carvin on curating Twitter to watch Tunisia, Egypt

…My heart’s in Accra » Interview with Andy Carvin on curating Twitter to watch Tunisia, Egypt | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
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