Social Media & the Arab Spring: First Looks

16 new research articles about the roles of social media and the Arab Spring have been published in the International Journal of Communication.  All of the articles can be viewed for free online and are linked to  below.

Of particular note is “The Revolutions Were Tweeted,” which is presented here in a very cool graphic.

Also, my paper co-authored with Sahar El Zahed, ” “I’ll Be Waiting for You Guys”: A YouTube Call to Action in the Egyptian Revolution,” which focuses on the videos created by youth activist Asmaa Mahfouz and argues that a new political media logic has formed in Egypt, is part of the collection. (See original video below.)

The Arab Spring & the Role of ICTs| Introduction

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Ilhem Allagui, Johanne Kuebler

8 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Nextopia? Beyond Revolution 2.0

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Albrecht Hofheinz

18 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Analyzing the Role of ICTs in the Tunisian and Egyptian Unrest from an Information Warfare Perspective

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Brett van Niekerk, Kiru Pillay, Manoj Maharaj

11 pgs.

The Arab Spring| The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Information Flows during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions

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Gilad Lotan, Erhardt Graeff, Mike Ananny, Devin Gaffney, Ian Pearce, danah boyd

31 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Overthrowing the Protest Paradigm? How The New York Times, Global Voices and Twitter Covered the Egyptian Revolution

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Summer Harlow, Thomas J. Johnson

16 pgs.

The Arab Spring| The Egyptian Experience: Sense and Nonsense of the Internet Revolution

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Miriyam Aouragh, Anne Alexander

15 pgs.

The Arab Spring| WikiRevolutions: Wikipedia as a Lens for Studying the Real-Time Formation of Collective Memories of Revolutions

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Michela Ferron, Paolo Massa

20 pgs.

The Arab Spring| “I’ll Be Waiting for You Guys”: A YouTube Call to Action in the Egyptian Revolution

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Melissa Wall, Sahar El Zahed

11 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Local Knowledge and the Revolutions: A Framework for Social Media Information Flow

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Victoria Ann Newsom, Lara Lengel, Catherine Cassara

10 pgs.

The Arab Spring| “I Have Understood You”: The Co-evolution of Expression and Control on the Internet, Television and Mobile Phones During the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia

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Ben Wagner

8 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Politics through Social Networks and Politics by Government Blocking: Do We Need New Rules?

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Rolf H. Weber

9 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Media Ecologies, Communication Culture, and Temporal-spatial Unfolding: Three Components in a Communication Model of the Egyptian Regime Change

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Eike M. Rinke, Maria Röder

13 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Digital Media in the Egyptian Revolution: Descriptive Analysis from the Tahrir Data Set

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Christopher Wilson, Alexandra Dunn

25 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Extra-National Information Flows, Social Media and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

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Adrienne Russell

10 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Connecting the National and the Virtual: Can Social Media Have a Role in Institution-building After Egypt’s January 25 Uprising?

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Elizabeth Iskander

13 pgs.

The Arab Spring| Social Media in the Egyptian Revolution: Reconsidering Resource Mobilization Theory

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Nahed Eltantawy, Julie B. Wiest

18 pgs.

The Arab Spring| A Revolution of the Imagination

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Tarik Ahmed Elseewi

10 pgs.

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2 thoughts on “Social Media & the Arab Spring: First Looks

  1. The site where they are hosted is hard to navigate and the articles are hard to find. These are preliminary snapshots, but important I think. Thanks for stopping by.

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