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The #freemona Perfect Storm: Dissent and the Networked Public Sphere by Zeynep Tufekci

The #freemona Perfect Storm: Dissent and the Networked Public Sphere by  Zeynep Tufekci | Twit4D | Scoop.it
It was a calm, quite night, almost nine o’clock, on the eve of Thanksgiving holiday when, out of the corner of my eye, a tweet shook me:

Egyptian-American writer and my friend Mona El Tahawy, who had cut her trip in North Africa short to join the exploding Tahrir protests in her native country, had just sent that out. Short, uncapitalized, clearly written in a hurry. And with that, she went silent.

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Mona Eltahawy on the "Twitter Revolutions"

uring the Egyptian revolution, at least 65,000 people heard every hashtagged statement Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy shared on her popular Twitter account. And yet, in an interview with the CIC, Eltahawy objects to the idea that the ousting of Mubarak was somehow a "Twitter revolution."
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Mona Eltahawy on the "Twitter Revolutions"

During the Egyptian revolution, at least 65,000 people heard every hashtagged statement Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy shared on her popular Twitter account. And yet, in an interview with the CIC, Eltahawy objects to the idea that the ousting of Mubarak was somehow a "Twitter revolution."

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