Think of the categorical picture of the rebellions in the Middle East and North Africa the idea that combines Egypt with Tunisia, Bahrain and Libya. It’s not been, in itself, the celebrations of Hosni Mubarak’s fall nor the battles in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Nor even the undeniable fact of Mohammed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in the central Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, which acted as a trigger for all of the events that have unfolded. As an alternative that outlining image is this : a young girl or a young man with a smartphone. She’s in the Medina in Tunis with a BlackBerry held aloft, taking a picture of a demonstration outside of the prime minister’s house. He is an angry Read more
The Immediate Nature Of How Social Media Communicate Self-Broadcast Ideas, Unlimited By Publication Deadlines And Broadcast Stories Slots, Explains In Part The Speed At Which These Revolutions Have Unravelled.
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by Nick Stein