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The Black Twitter Revolution: African-Americans Have the Potential to Redefine the Cyber Political Landscape

Aya Saed | Posted 02.18.2013 | College
Aya Saed

If the Egyptian youth can fuel a revolution through Twitter, even when there is no Internet accessibility, our community can achieve the impossible. So the next time you tweet, remember the power that lies within your 140 characters.

#january25 One Year Later: Social Media & Politics 3.0

Rory O'Connor | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

One year ago, a revolution began in Egypt that still reverberates there. What, if anything, did it all have to do with the rise of social media?

Egypt's Youth Gears Up for Friday Protest Against the Armed Forces

Mónica Villamizar | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Mónica Villamizar

There's another image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a burka and another which needed to be explained: the underpants of Mohamed H Tantawi, the commander of the armed forces.

The Internet as a Tool for Repression

Mark Engler | Posted 06.28.2011 | World
Mark Engler

Evgeny Morozov criticizes the assumption that the Internet is necessarily helping to promote democracy.

Twittering the Revolution

The European Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The European Magazine

It is good to have Twitter, even if you are not trying to stage a revolution. But the platform remains the stomping ground for a rather smug information elite that tend to overestimate their actions.

The Jasmine Revolution: One-Time Wonder or Portent of Things Yet to Come?

William F. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William F. Schulz

While elements of Tunisia's so-called Jasmine Revolution parallel other upheavals, no one knows for sure what makes for success when it comes to explosions of popular outrage.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Re-tweeting is hardly "criminal use of a communication facility;" it's built into the architecture of the website. Elliot Madison was using Twitter exactly as it was designed and intended to be used before he was arrested.

Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey On Using Twitter For Social Change

Huffington Post | Shams Kazi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In case you haven't noticed, Twitter has made headlines recently as a platform for passionate people to effect social change. In April, the presiden...

Guardian Council Rules Out Vote Annulment In Iran

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the ...

Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

The supreme leader of Iran has two clear choices: Save the fragile legitimacy of the Islamic Republic by calling for new elections, or move toward a system that increasingly looks like a dictatorship.