Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

The downside of social media

The downside of social media

The March 15 Palestinian youth quickly learned to use Facebook and Twitter to organize their movement. They are now learning to tackle the “evils” of social media.


Step one: tweet. Step two: march.

While the Americans came to understand the uprisings in Egypt in large part through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, these websites were not the sole vehicle of change. It was “people willing to have their heads broken open to make a difference” that toppled President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, according to a participant on a panel held at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


“Information Wars” explores social media revolution

"Information Wars" explores social media revolution

The most potent tool that was used in the Egypt revolution was social media. Al Jazeera’s “Information Wars” looked deeper into this phenomenon.