Did social media oust Mubarak? ITW of Ramesh Srinivasan by the Stream | Twit4D | Scoop.it

On The Stream we were joined by Ramesh Srinivasan, an assistant professor of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles who recently returned from conducting ethnographic work for several weeks in Egypt. He was primarily looking at the role social media has played in Egypt's demonstrations and he posted this about his conclusions on his blog: "Running across freeways with labor organizers, speaking with taxi drivers and laborers, and visiting rural areas of Egypt convinces me that neither social media technologies nor the youth that use them caused or directly led a revolution where people from every walk of life took to the street."