[Air-L] Arab spring & social media evidence

Dr. Rasha Abdulla rasha at aucegypt.edu
Thu Sep 15 11:35:16 PDT 2011

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?
> Thanks.
> -Robert
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Rasha A. Abdulla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Communication
The American University in Cairo
http://twitter.com/RashaAbdulla <http://twitter.com/rashaabdulla>

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