An Internet Revolution?

The idea of a twitter-revolution is catching on -in Tunisia and Egypt. Social media are changing the information flow and help to bypass monopolies of power. But change and freedom are still fought for in the streets.

A Network of Networks,...

Much has been written about the role of the internet in Tunisia and Egypt. One thing is certain: The internet is becoming harder to censor. It is a network of networks that connects online and offline and provides a lifeline to the outside world.

On Twitter, An Energiz...

While no medium of mass communication can create the conditions and variables that compound into revolution, social media has served as the catalyst which has helped mobilize disenfranchised populations to express their frustrations about the economic and political status quo and ultimately lead to

Blood, Sweat and Tear ...

The internet has developed an impressive effect from Teheran to Tunis. Nevertheless, we should not speak of social media revolutions. 140 characters have never brought down a dictator.

Trapped in the Net...

Social Media is a double-edged sword. The internet has facilitated the communication among dissidents in Tunisia and Egypt. But governments are learning its value as well. Especially in times of revolution, shared data might become a powerful weapon of the security services.

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