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How Twitter serves (or not) social & political changes
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Twitter “credited” with the uprisings in Egypt? Bad headline by Theoblogical

NObody “credits” the rvolutions to Twitter (or Facebook, or both). This is what @jayrosen_nyu has been tweeting and blogging about over the past couple of weeks ( see “The ‘Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators’ Article “). I agree with him completely. Nobody, even the most “cyber utopian”, is saying that. But this show , Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story, leads with this :
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Jay Rosen Is Wrong abt “Twitter Revolution” And “Facebook Revolution”... by Omri Ceren

Jay Rosen Is Wrong abt “Twitter Revolution” And “Facebook Revolution”... by Omri Ceren | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Evangelists of new communication technologies always always always make utopian promises about social change. And those promises always always always fall
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Reporting War: Exploring the role of Twitter and social media in revolutions | Frontline Club by Daniel Bennett

I'm afraid I haven't been able to follow events in Tunisia and Egypt as closely as I would have liked as I was determined to enjoy an overdue holiday and a break from computer screens. And my mission was largely accomplished.

As part of an attempt to catch up, I've just been reading Jeff Jarvis, Jay Rosen and C.W. Anderson on the renewed argument over "Twitter revolutions". The role of Twitter in revolutions was first debated in 2009 with reference to Moldova and Iran and has been inevitably resurrected in light of the events in Tunisia and Egypt.
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The “Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators” Article by Jay Rosen

It's a genre that's starting to get a swelled head about itself. Here's why I say that.
I found it! I announced on Twitter yesterday. "It" was the generic Twitter Can't Topple Dictators article. I said it had everything, meaning: every identifying mark and mandatory cliché needed to lift a mere example to the exalted status of genre-defining classic.
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