Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]
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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 […]
(This originally appeared as “Why Governments Use Broadcast TV and Dissidents Use Twitter” on The Atlantic.com) Last March I was walking past Gezi Park with a Turkish friend at dusk. He had just joined me from prayers and I asked him what he thought about the brewing debate over […]
Does Social Media Make a Difference in Election Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections
This working paper, done with the UW’s Jason Gilmore, is mirrored at the website of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and the SSRN. Gilmore, Jason and Philip N. Howard. “Does Social Media Make a Difference in Political Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections.” Center for Communication […]
Now in print! (And byte). Did digital media really “cause” the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy’s fourth wave? An unlikely network of citizens used digital media to start a cascade of social protest that ultimately toppled four of the […]