Tweeting Egypt

The Social Media of the Egyptian Uprising

Circumventing the Dominant Narrative: How Social Media Acted as Dissident Media

Dissident Media Dissident Media in History Tools of Today The Takeaway Prior to the Arab Spring, social media was given little credit as a means for communicating information and news. … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

#Imperialism: Social Media’s Western Origins

Most social media sites were developed in the United States by Americans with English speakers as their first intended audience. Twitter and YouTube both came out of California. Facebook’s origin … Continue reading

October 31, 2011

Who to Trust? An Analysis of Citizen Journalism and the Egyptian Uprising

If we recognize social media as a form of┬ádissident media, we can also see how it works as the ultimate grassroots campaign, giving voice to anyone and everyone with access … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 3 Comments