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Social media for political good

In my treatment of online social media for social good in previous blog posts, I have touched upon the use of these online social platforms to promote communication for social change as witnessed in what we now call the Arab … Continue reading

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Rap Rocks Revolution: Social Protest Music in Social Media

Rayes Le Bled (Head of State) by El General On December 17, 2010, after police confiscated his vegetable cart, the self-immolation of a Tunisian street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi was a trigger that energized Tunisian youth to take to the … Continue reading

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This is how it will work – social media chases social crisis

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, Omar Amer (as ShababLibya for the LibyanYouthMovement) tweeted: “we will celebrate the free libya from the square in #tripoli this is how it will work #Libya #Feb17 (god willing).” If you were following the events … Continue reading

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Revolution 2.0 – Social Media for Social Change

On January 25, 2011, a social movement in Egypt led by young protesters moved to the streets and by February 11, a despotic regime fell and they continued their long journey on a path to securing human rights, social justice, … Continue reading

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#jan25

January 25 is an important day in Egypt’s history. On that date in 1952, when British troops stormed a police station where Egyptian police officers acting as commandos were holed up, a Free Officer Movement led to a revolt that … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet

When I began blogging as an alternative to hosting discussion forums with my Web site, I had some initial concerns that I expressed in one of my first blog entries: http://www.twitter.com/docteled I have made it a useful extension to my … Continue reading

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