Here are the aggregated numbers for daily tweets of #sidibouzid at a critical moment during the Tunisian uprising of early 2011. This information is analyzed in the report Howard, Philip N., and Aiden Duffy, Deen Freelon, Muzammil Hussain, Will Mari, and Marwa Mazaid. “Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of […]
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Just contributed to the Islam for Journalists e-book project with a chapter called “Digital Islam”. The crisp looking pdf of the whole e-book is mirrored here, and it is also available on the cataloge page of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. It was a neat project because we were supposed to anticipate the […]
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 […]
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 […]