[Air-L] Arab spring & social media evidence
Dr. Rasha Abdulla
rasha at aucegypt.edu
Thu Sep 15 11:36:50 PDT 2011
I should add that I believe things were different from one country to
another. For example, I don't believe social media played as big a role in
Tunisia as it did in Egypt.
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Dr. Rasha Abdulla <rasha at aucegypt.edu>wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> I have a survey off Tahrir Square that aims to scientifically establish
> that link. Unfortunately I've been too busy to look at the data so far. I've
> spoken about how I believe things happened in this domain. (I've been
> researching online communication in the Arab world for a decade, and have
> three books on the subject). Here's a link to a presentation I gave a couple
> of months ago at Personal Democracy Forum
> I'm also writing about this in the Egypt report of the Mapping Digital
> Media project, which I'm now finalizing and should be online shortly.
> Hope this helps.
> Best regards.
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM, nativebuddha <nativebuddha at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Does anyone have evidence (or links to studies) that show the impact, or
>> lack thereof, of social media on the Arab spring? This cause-effect model
>> still circulates in the mediasphere, but what is the evidence show?
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> Rasha A. Abdulla, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Journalism and Mass Communication
> The American University in Cairo
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Rasha A. Abdulla, Ph.D.
Journalism and Mass Communication
The American University in Cairo
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