Twitter, Facebook and YouTube’s role in Arab Spring

Democracy has finally come to parts of the mid-East and Northern Africa. What has been the role of social media and the Internet in these uprisings? First the facts and then some discussion of the role of social media: Background: The “Arab Spring” in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Mid-East heavily relied on the… Read More Twitter, Facebook and YouTube’s role in Arab Spring

#january25 One Year Later: Social Media & Politics 3.0

One year ago, a revolution began in Egypt that still reverberates there — as well as among other repressive rulers and regimes in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and beyond, including thousands of miles away in New York City, where “Occupy Wall Street” protests in turn took root and then flowered into literally hundreds of… Read More #january25 One Year Later: Social Media & Politics 3.0

The Impact of Social Media in the 21st Century

In the 21st century social media has been the game changing phenomenon within communication. This has been enabled by the number of internet users having grown from its initial moderate low millions to more recently low billions (Shirky 2011:1). Today people and organisations remain connected and updated through various forms of social media networks and… Read More The Impact of Social Media in the 21st Century