- By Jason Pontin
How civilians helped win the Libyan information war.
On-the-ground reporting of the Arab Spring revolutions will foster a more nuanced discussion of how digital tools matter, and how they don't.
Social media is a potent tool for change, one that upends the collective action dynamics that, until now, have constrained Arab citizens.
Social media didn't cause the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but it did achieve unique visibility.
How Egyptian and Tunisian youth hacked the Arab Spring.
Protests in the Middle East and elsewhere capitalized on the spontaneity of social media, but can it also be deployed deliberately?
Oldest Arab monarchy uses classical tactics to stifle latest protests.
Using Facebook and Twitter to track trouble on the streets of Tunisia.
In this section, we examine the social technologies driving political change in the Arab world.
Are Facebook and Twitter really behind the revolutions shaking the Middle East? Or just artifacts of modern social upheaval?
Zouhair “Ettounsi” Yahyaoui Memorial, Facebook
The Instigators, David Wolman
The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, New Yorker