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Tweeting the Revolution: Twitter Didn’t Create the Revolution, But It Didn’t Hurt It

by Matthew L. Schafer It’s hard to miss the various articles lamenting many social media supporters’ claims that Twitter and Facebook helped shepherd revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt into reality.  In one often cited example, Devin Coldeway, a writer at … Continue reading

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Weekend Project by Google, Twitter, and SayNow Allows Egyptians to Tweet by Phone

by Matthew L. Schafer Although Egyptians are suffering from a downed Internet (save satellite connections and other circumvention) and downed cell phone service, Google and Twitter are working to give Egyptians access to Twitter. The new program developed with the … Continue reading

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Egypt, China Attempt to Plug Information About Egyptian Protests

by Matthew L. Schafer It has been five days since massive protests broke out in the streets of Egypt, and despite the Internet crackdown imposed by the government, the voice of the people still flows.  The protests are a response … Continue reading

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