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Arab Spring

People Power 2.0

  • 04.20.2012
  • By John Pollock

How civilians helped win the Libyan information war.

Blog

Beyond Streetbook

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.

Blog

The Voice of Libya

  • 09.05.2011
  • Web
  • By John Pollock

An inspiring story of citizen journalism.

Blog

New Media and the People-Powered Uprisings

Social media is a potent tool for change, one that upends the collective action dynamics that, until now, have constrained Arab citizens.

Blog

The Middle Ground between Technology and Revolutions

  • 08.26.2011
  • Web
  • By Aaron Bady

Social media didn't cause the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but it did achieve unique visibility.

Article

Streetbook

How Egyptian and Tunisian youth hacked the Arab Spring.

Blog

Is September 17 America's Own Tahrir Square-Style 'Facebook Revolution'?

Protests in the Middle East and elsewhere capitalized on the spontaneity of social media, but can it also be deployed deliberately?

Blog

Play it Again, King Mohammed

Oldest Arab monarchy uses classical tactics to stifle latest protests.

Blog

Watching a Digital "Jasmine Revolution" Unfold

  • 06.21.2011
  • Web
  • By John Pollock

Using Facebook and Twitter to track trouble on the streets of Tunisia.

Blog

Technology and Revolutions

Reactions to a conversation with the leaders of Egypt's "April 6" movement.

Blog

Inside Egypt's "Facebook Revolution"

  • 04.29.2011
  • Web
  • By David Talbot

Young leaders explain their social networking strategy.

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?

Streetbook:

How Egyptian and Tunisian Youth Hacked the Arab Spring

By John Pollock

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