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Revolution, Women And Social Media in The Middle East

Revolution, Women And Social Media in The Middle East | Twit4D | Scoop.it
"The power of women is in their stories. They are not theories, they are real lives that, thanks to social networks, we are able to share and exchange," said Egyptian-American activist Mona el-Tahawey, kicking off a summit that brought more than a hundred of the Middle East's leading female activists together in Cairo.

With her arms still bandaged from the assault she suffered at the hands of Egypt's ruling military power last November, Tahawey was greeted like a celebrity by cyberactivists who only knew her from Twitter as she kicked off the Yahoo! Change Your World Cairo summit Wednesday.

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Des bloggeurs arabes témoignent à Bruxelles : « Ce ne sont pas les médias sociaux qui ont fait la révolution, mais l’engagement réel des citoyens » by Alfred Mignot

Des bloggeurs arabes témoignent à Bruxelles : « Ce ne sont pas les médias sociaux qui ont fait la révolution, mais l’engagement réel des citoyens » by Alfred Mignot | Twit4D | Scoop.it

Organisée à l’initiative de Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, vice-Présidente du Parlement européen et responsable pour la politique d’information et de communication, et des relations EuroMed, une rencontre a rassemblé à Bruxelles, les 29 et 30 novembre 2011, quelque 110 journalistes et bloggeurs des deux rives de la Méditerranée. L’une des conférences était consacrée au rôle des médias sociaux dans les Printemps arabes. Voici l’essentiel des témoignages des bloggeurs sud-méditerranéens…

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Internet, visibility and empathy: social activism in a 2.0 scenario by Andrés de Rojas

Internet, visibility and empathy: social activism in a 2.0 scenario by Andrés de Rojas | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Last week I attended in Madrid the conference “Internet and 21st Social Revolutions”, organized by AERCO and Obra Social Caja Madrid and held at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. During the conference we learned about the role Internet is playing in the revolutions in Arab Countries and North Africa, the current state of cyber-activism and some pretty useful tools to help defend social causes. I learned some very interesting things that I believe are worth sharing.
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The truth about Twitter, Facebook and the uprisings in the Arab world by Peter Beaumont

The truth about Twitter, Facebook and the uprisings in the Arab world by Peter Beaumont | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Recent events in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have been called 'Twitter revolutions' – but can social networking overthrow a government? Our correspondent reports from the Middle East on how activists are really using the web
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Protests In Libya, Bahrain Visualized Using Twitter, Google Maps by Catharine Smith

Protests In Libya, Bahrain Visualized Using Twitter, Google Maps by Catharine Smith | Twit4D | Scoop.it
As protests continue across the Middle East and North Africa, a few tech-savvy individuals have crafted simple tools for tracking recent developments by tapping into social media platforms.
Software developer Virender Ajmani created a Google Maps Mashup that plots recent tweets from Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Iran in real-time (or close to it).
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Twitter is no substitute for proper war reporting – just look at Libya by Peter Preston

Twitter is no substitute for proper war reporting – just look at Libya by Peter Preston | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Lenin, Fidel Castro and Ayatollah Khomeini all managed to stage revolutions in the age before Twitter. The Soviet Union collapsed while Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook was still in short pants. So, just possibly, some of the credit for freedom's wave as it washes around the Middle East belongs more to ordinary human beings standing together than to a tide of tweets.
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Libya fake Twitter ID explosion part of 'cyber war for democracy'? Video from Russia Today

As the quest for reforms continues in the Arab world, the U.S. is increasuing its influence over anti-government activists in the region.
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Blogueurs et journalistes rejouent les printemps arabes à Bruxelles

Blogueurs et journalistes rejouent les printemps arabes à Bruxelles | Twit4D | Scoop.it
MÉDITERRANÉE. Ce pourrait être un peu l'histoire de la poule et de l’œuf ! Les blogueurs et autres internautes sont-ils à à l'origine des Printemps arabes ou les révolutions ont-elles favorisé l'éclosion des médias sociaux ?
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Theorizing Ushahidi: An Academic Treatise

Theorizing Ushahidi: An Academic Treatise | Twit4D | Scoop.it

Activists are not only turning to social media to document unfolding events, they are increasingly mapping these events for the world to bear witness. We’ve seen this happen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and beyond. My colleague Alexey Sidorenko describes this new phenomenon as a “mapping reflex.”

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Mapping The Egypt Protests and Libya Crisis by Ushahidi Blog

Mapping The Egypt Protests and Libya Crisis by Ushahidi Blog | Twit4D | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, I had the honour of speaking at the Internet and 21st Century Revolutions conference in Madrid on behalf of Ushahidi. The event, organized by AERCO (Spanish Association of Community Managers), discussed the role that internet and social media played in the North Africa and Middle East revolutions.
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Libya: A Counterrevolution, or a Twitter Aircraft Carrier by Sergey Shashkov

Libya: A Counterrevolution, or a Twitter Aircraft Carrier by Sergey Shashkov | Twit4D | Scoop.it
The global process initiated by the United States to protect its “national interests,” strengthen its dominant position and further spread its influence, and, as such, capture new regions that are strategically important from a long-term perspective while simultaneously expelling not only its rivals but—when necessary—its closest allies is gaining momentum.
The “jasmine, olive” and other date revolutions are part of a planned large-scale operation aimed at replacing the ruling elites in a number of Arab countries using cyber network technologies under the doctrine of “manageable chaos.”
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Libya: CIA fake YouTube Twitter accounts Push Libya War on Gaddafi - March 30, 2011

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Libya: CIA fake YouTube Twitter accounts Push Libya War on Gaddafi - March 30, 2011
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Foreign Affairs Live: Experts Debate The Role of Social Media In Political Protests by Neil Glassman

Foreign Affairs Live: Experts Debate The Role of Social Media In Political Protests by Neil Glassman | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Popular protests in countries from Tunisia and Egypt to Bahrain and Libya have shaken the Middle East’s established order to its roots. Are they evidence of the political power of social media? Have the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and other innovations ushered in a revolutionary new era in global politics?
Last evening, as part of its Foreign Affairs Live series, the Council on Foreign Relations explored these crucial questions with new media guru Clay Shirky and Anne-Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning at the State Department.
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Google Maps Mashup Documents Libyan Protests By Mark Brown

Google Maps Mashup Documents Libyan Protests By Mark Brown | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Iranian Twitter activist Arasmus has created a Google Maps mashup to document protesters’ Twitter reports during the Libyan anti-government uprising.
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