Tweeting Egypt

The Social Media of the Egyptian Uprising

#TimesAreChanging: Foreign Media’s Use of Twitter

Twitter in Journalism Using Twitter to Cover from Afar Tweets as Facts Using Tweets as News Tweeting for Information vs. Fame The Anonymity of a Handle The Future for Twitter … Continue reading

April 14, 2012

Methodology for #TimesAreChanging

To examine the foreign media’s use of Twitter during the Egyptian uprising I found news articles from January 25 through February 11, 2011. I searched for the word “Egypt” on … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Twitter’s Censorship Problem

On January 25, 2011, then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shut down Twitter in Egypt. Three days later Twitter’s co-founders, Biz Stone and Alexander Macgillivary published a blog post reiterating the … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why Twitter Really Matters

‘An Amazing New Way to Blog About Your Cat’ – Why Twitter Really Matters After nine months of research and analysis, these are my conclusions. Twitter: What It’s All About … Continue reading

April 14, 2012

Circumventing the Dominant Narrative: How Social Media Acted as Dissident Media

Dissident Media Dissident Media in History Tools of Today The Takeaway Prior to the Arab Spring, social media was given little credit as a means for communicating information and news. … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

#Imperialism: Social Media’s Western Origins

Most social media sites were developed in the United States by Americans with English speakers as their first intended audience. Twitter and YouTube both came out of California. Facebook’s origin … Continue reading

October 31, 2011

An Uprising Before Your Eyes: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Visual Media

One of the Twitter’s greatest benefits to its users is the ease with which it allows them to share visual media such as photographs and videos through interactions with other … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Who to Trust? An Analysis of Citizen Journalism and the Egyptian Uprising

If we recognize social media as a form of dissident media, we can also see how it works as the ultimate grassroots campaign, giving voice to anyone and everyone with access … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Role of English in the Egyptian Revolt

The uprising to overthrow Mubarak was a grassroots movement, organized by educated youth but powered by those of all walks of life. Protesters used nationalism as a battle cry, rallying around the … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Traditions and Tweets: How Twitter Fits Theories of Contentious Politics

Social Movement Theories and Twitter Introduction How Twitter Was/Is Used How Protesters Usage Fit with Established Theories of Contentious Action Framing Organization Cost/Benefit Analysis Necessary Elements Beyond Twitter Oppression Pre-Established … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 1 Comment