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Social Media and the World Revolutions

Social Media @nd World Revolutions HOW SOCIAL SITES ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF While social media is far from being the cause of recent uprisings around the PROTESTS world, it's become an undeniable fact that social sites are dramatically changing the way these protests take shape. How Ukrainians Learned About Protests Planning for Protests Internet News Sites VKontakte Facebook (Russian social media site) Participants and planners use social sites like Twitter to spread the word about upcoming protests, making it easier to gain supporters. 49% 35% 51% How Ukraine Protest Participants Heard About Specific Protest Locations 41% 40% ---. #Feb17 14% 5 2.2% 1.4% The hashtag #Feb17 was widely used to spread the date for Libyan protests via Twitter. O LIES Facebook Invitation from Internet News a Political Party Facebook Posts Facebook Invitation from TRUTH from Family/Friends a Civic Organization VKontakte Invite Facebook Invitation from Ukraine protesters say they Student Organization find the information on social media sites more reliable than mainstream media. Giving Participants a Voice Google's SayNow Posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites allow protestors to form a cohesive voice and enjoy a feeling of unity, even before they take to the streets together. offered Tweet via voice services so protestors could share their messages despite Internet outages in Egypt. A YouTube video featuring an 8-year-old Egyptian's message to President Mubarak received around 250,000 views in 72 hours. Social media chatter often gives rise to popular slogans, such as OOO O0 OOO OO0 OO0 O OOO OO * UKRAINEUKRAINE * now seen on signs and flags at That's almost 58 views per minute. many protests. • O O O E Boosting the Outlets for News Media Real time posts via social media sites offer a raw look at what's happening, and eliminate the editing and polishing that can dull mainstream news reports. NEWS Reporters and photographers in Thailand use Twitter to update followers quickly and efficiently with breaking news in bite-size pieces. In Thailand, drones take aerial videos of the protests that are then shared via YouTube, giving worldwide onlookers an unedited image of what's happening. Connecting the People to Leaders From protest leaders to political figures, social media allows people to connect more directly with those they're following. Mohamed EIBaradei, leader my Raoof used social media to organize protests, spread news, and offer support in Egypt. Activist of Egypt's opposition movement, has 2 million Twitter followers. Egypt has His blog featured live feeds of protests. His Flickr page provided images widely used by protesters and government agencies alike. 36 million Internet users. The global reach and immediate updates available via social media have radically changed the face of protests, highlighting the power of social sharing. Resources: Brought to you by: frost--sullivan-240036181.html USCUniversity of Southern California tests-2/

Social Media and the World Revolutions

shared by nevuram on Jun 17
Social media has become the go-to avenue for protesters. Not only does it help with planning, it gives a voice to the people allowing them to express their opinion and connect with leaders.



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