Category Archives: Twitter

Debates in Digital Activism: Update

Biz Stone, co-founder and creative director of Twitter Inc., produces a response to Malcolm Gladwell: “Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism” (see the earlier post relevant to this). Everyone is an expert on activism these days, seemingly by virtue … Continue reading

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Chávez and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in Twitter

Hopefully some academic(s) will write papers or books about how the Venezuelan governing party has made effective and sophisticated use of social media, in a way that is probably quite distinctive outside of the U.S. Besides Chávez’s blog, and very … Continue reading

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Taleban Don’t Twitter

“The Taliban in recent months has developed increasingly sophisticated and nimble propaganda tactics that have alarmed U.S. officials struggling to curb the militant group’s growing influence across Afghanistan. U.S. officials and Afghan analysts say the Taliban has become adept at … Continue reading

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Interviewed Today on Al Jazeera: Social Media, Soft Power, and American Empire

Al Jazeera Arabic invited me to participate in its hour-long program, In Depth (19 April 2010; 3:00-4:00pm EST), and I was happy to do so via satellite earlier this evening. One of the main topics that I was asked to … Continue reading

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This Failed Revolution, Powered by Twitter: Revisiting the Recurring Themes of the Moldova Twitter Revolution, and Raising Some New Doubts

Will we remember the events that are now unfolding in Chisinau not by the color of the flags but by the social-networking technology used? — Evgeny Morozov, “Moldova’s Twitter Revolution,” April 7, 2009 Reviewing a sample of ten articles on … Continue reading

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The Internet and Iranian Activism: Morozov v. Shirky

Why the internet is failing Iran’s activists « Prospect Magazine Evgeny Morozov 5th January 2010  —  Issue 166 Clay Shirky is wrong to be upbeat about how technology is boosting Iran’s democracy movement. If anything, it’s helping the regime crack … Continue reading

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