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Social Media Protests

The Tweet That Forgot to Shake the World

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

Are tweets in different parts of the world taken more seriously than they are here? Do we get so many that we can barely pay attention to them as they fly in? What do we do with the information that we receive from tweets?

Student Activism Today

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Americans have lost faith in the responsiveness of government, abandoning the expectation that political activism gets results. But while bad politics have made a mockery of the political process, restoring it is a cause worth fighting for.

Revolutionary Apps: the Real Social Media Driving Today's Political Protests

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayes

Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.

Syrians Call For 'A Day Of Rage' On Facebook And Twitter

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrians are organizing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter that call for a "day of rage" in Damascus this week, taking inspiration from E...