The Revolutionary Force of Facebook and Twitter

September 2011
Nieman Reports;Fall2011, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p49
The article focuses on the influence of the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to the Arab revolutions. The sites played a role in disseminating information on the demonstrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt and elsewhere and became hosts for civic talks. The author adds that Moroccans use social media to communicate and blogs to fill the gaps in local mainstream reporting. It allows Egyptians to discuss their uprising and show Syrian authorities brutally crack down protesters.


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