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Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows
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Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows

Helped the prolific Rob Lever with quotable quote in his piece for AFP. Philip Howard, who heads the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, said Twitter “is still one of the most important social networking tools for democracy advocates.” Howard told AFP that authoritarian regimes have cracked […]

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Lead with the Prostitutes

Last week I gave my “inaugural lecture” at UW, an honor that allowed me to talk about some of the tough parts of research and the darker / funnier parts of my own path through grad school. There is a write up on the Department page for the event and […]

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‘Running battle’: How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

NBCNews.com recently used some quotable quotes from me and one of my colleagues at USIP Sheldon Himmelfarb on the new suite of Google tools:. The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and […]

Social media stew plays potent role in global digital activism
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Social media stew plays potent role in global digital activism

The Washington Times recently did a write up of work I’ve been doing with the Digital Activism Research Project team. The strengths — and drawbacks — of Web-based political organizing have received increasing scrutiny following the popular uprisings after the disputed 2009 Iranian election and the so-called “Facebook Revolution” that toppled longtime Egyptian leader Hosni […]