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Malcolm Gladwell, Your Slip is Showing by Brian Solis

Time is always limited, but in these historic times, I wished to add perspective in the hopes of moving this important conversation in a productive direction.
Malcolm Gladwell continues his march toward dissension with his latest installment in the New Yorker about social media vs. social activism. Honestly, Gladwell is more than welcome to share his thoughts as it is a democratized information economy after all. I do find it alarming however, that he is wielding his influence through an equally influential medium to spin intellectual and impressionable minds in unrewarding and pointless cycles. Is he not listening to opposition or consulting existing research?
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The 7 Ways Digital Tech Helps Activists | meta-activism project

The 7 Ways Digital Tech Helps Activists | meta-activism project | Twit4D | Scoop.it
The pro-democracy activists in Egypt have been granted their first demand: Hosni Mubarak, dictatorial president for 30 years, has resigned. It is too early to do a post-mortem on the Egyptian revolution as a decapitation at the top cannot cure the corrupt and dictatorial Egyptian state. The activists in the streets know this, know their work has only just begun.
Yet it is an appropriate time to begin a post-mortem of the unprecedented mass mobilizations that brought Egypt to this previously unimaginable moment, particularly the role of digital technology.
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Sudan: “Facebook Revolution” with the help of Twitter as a side kick · Global Voices

Sudan: “Facebook Revolution” with the help of Twitter as a side kick · Global Voices | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Sudanese students chose January 30, 2011 to be the beginning of peaceful demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir. The main call asking people to take to the streets of Khartoum was made on Facebook. Was this Sudan's first “Facebook Revolution” with the help of twitter as a side kick?
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Twitter Puts Spotlight on Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas

Twitter Puts Spotlight on Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Twitter’s successful challenge of the secrecy of an F.B.I. request for information about users’ accounts has brought renewed attention to the government’s use secret subpoenas.
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Twitter Revolution | The Big Picture

Twitter Revolution | The Big Picture | Twit4D | Scoop.it
2 Responses to “Twitter Revolution”. How the Common Man Sees It Says: January 31st, 2011 at 11:15 am. Viva la twit. BusSchDean ...
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Clicktivists - people that make you listen | BBC Video

Clicktivists - people that make you listen | BBC Video | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Cuts protestors are using social media as a way of getting organised: the right-wing groups seemed to be first to use modern media to their advantage, and now the Left are again on the march. Giles' report explains what clicktivists are and what they do.
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From Innovation to Revolution | Foreign Affairs By Malcolm Gladwell and Clay Shirky

From Innovation to Revolution | Foreign Affairs By Malcolm Gladwell and Clay Shirky | Twit4D | Scoop.it
o the tools of social media make it possible for protesters to challenge their governments? Malcolm Gladwell argues that there is no evidence that they do; Clay Shirky disagrees.
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ReTweet Revolution by Gilad Lotan

ReTweet Revolution by Gilad Lotan | Twit4D | Scoop.it
A visual exploration of Twitter conversation threads in the days following the Iranian Elections of June 2009
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Tunisia's Twitter Revolution

The people of Tunisia took to the streets to protest their government's corruption and successfully used Twitter to overthrow their leader.For the blog post:...
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Wither Twitter in Tunisia?

One of the questions many are now asking is what role social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter played in helping Tunisian activists during the...
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Social media's role in the Tunisian uprising

Twitter, Facebook and even WikiLeaks played roles in the overthrow of ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and helped spread information about fast-moving ev...
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#Sidibouzid Twitter Hashtag: an analysis of the people spreading the news « Giladon-line

#Sidibouzid Twitter Hashtag: an analysis of the people spreading the news « Giladon-line | Twit4D | Scoop.it
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Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized

Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized | Twit4D | Scoop.it
In what could be a sign of how social media is reshaping politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian protesters turned to Twitter to broadcast information on their popular revolt.
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Is digital activism an effective medium for change? by Jaz Cummins

Is digital activism an effective medium for change? by Jaz Cummins | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Malcolm Gladwell says social media can't effect real-life change, Facebook and Twitter devotees think otherwise. Who's right?
"The revolution will not be tweeted" read the provocative standfirst on a piece by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker last week, questioning the value of Twitter and Facebook as a tool for effecting real change.
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Gutenberg of Arabia by Jeff Jarvis

I’ve been rewriting the introduction to Public Parts — both because it needs it and because of events in Egypt and elsewhere. This segment, from the end of the introduction, is related to the post below. I thought I’d share it with you as it adds some more thinking on the same topics:
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Diplomats feel their way, blazing uneasy trail along digital highway - CNN

Diplomats feel their way, blazing uneasy trail along digital highway - CNN | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Sometimes foreign policy isn't best digested 140 characters at a time.That's what a pair of young State Department officials found in Syria, where they were leading a trade delegation of Silicon
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I.H.T. Op-Ed Contributor - When Arabs Tweet - NYTimes.com

For young Arabs, new media are more of a stress reliever than a mechanism for political change.
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Cenk Uygur speaking on MSNBC about the role of social media in revolutions | Government In The Lab

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Did tweeting topple Tunisia?

Did tweeting topple Tunisia? | Twit4D | Scoop.it
When Tunisia's dictator, Zine al Abidine ben Ali, abruptly bowed to demonstrations against his corrupt regime and fled to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power, a predictable wave of euphoria broke out — not only in Tunis, where citizens are still wrangling over the shape of their new government, but also in the West. Europeans and Americans were quick to label it a " Twitter revolution," a democratic explosion fueled by Internet links that could spread like digital wildfire across the repressive wasteland of the Arab world.
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Twitter Is Hero as Feds Attempt to Trample WikiLeaks' Free Speech | | AlterNet

Twitter Is Hero as Feds Attempt to Trample WikiLeaks' Free Speech | | AlterNet | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Twitter was willing to challenge a grand jury subpoena, but it is unlikely the same can be said about Google and Facebook.
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Tunisia, Twitter, Aristotle, Social Media and Final and Efficient Causes by Zeynep Tufekci

A debate has been raging on the role social media—especially Facebook and Twitter— played in the apparently successful uprising in Tunisia. Most of the discussion seems to be centered around the use of the term “Twitter Revolution.”
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Tunisia, Arab Youth, REbellion, And Twitter

I recorded a video essay for TIME.com on the Tunisian revolution. [tweetmeme only_single="false"]
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The tool for revolution? - Aljazeera.net

The tool for revolution? - Aljazeera.net | Twit4D | Scoop.it
The tool for revolution?Aljazeera.netDebate followed the Tunisian uprising that saw the ousting of Zine el-Abidin Ben Ali ...
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A reader: Tunisia, Twitter, revolutions and the role of the Internet | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms

A reader: Tunisia, Twitter, revolutions and the role of the Internet | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Tracking the tech that make government better and empowers citizens.
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Twitter Buzz Statistics Quelle Twitter revolution en Tunisie?

Twitter Buzz Statistics Quelle Twitter revolution en Tunisie? | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Promoting and analysing the impact of user generated media and citizen journalism on global news. This site is delivering premimum blogging review and twitter stats with exclusive features like Tweetsmograph and Tw-hit parade
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