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re:campaign XI: How Social Media Helped Spark the Arab Spring by Jillian C. York

re:campaign XI: How Social Media Helped Spark the Arab Spring by Jillian C. York | Twit4D | Scoop.it
On Saturday, I gave another talk in Berlin, this time at the re:campaign conference, on the role of technology in the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and beyond. My take, as I’m sure you know by now, is that tools are just that…tools, and that a revolution comes from human power, but that nevertheless, such technology has become integrated into our lives (and lives of Egyptians, Tunisians, etc) to the point where it’s only natural that we would turn to them in the case of social movements and protest.
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#isocialrev : Internet y las revoluciones sociales. all Videos

#isocialrev  : Internet y las revoluciones sociales. all Videos | Twit4D | Scoop.it
During this conference we will focus on the relationship between Internet Social Media and their impact on the ground, focusing on the specific context of the Middle East and North Africa region. Are Social Media like Facebook, Youtube or Twitter bringing more power to citizens in order to have an impact on their own context? Do citizens´ aspirations conflict with these companies interests? What are the implications of individuals using free (but private) platforms to broadcast and share content that is politically sensitive?
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