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  • 1. Social Media and Collective Action:From the Middle East to MichiganDr. Cliff LampeSchool of InformationNovember 2, 2011 Flicker: Kemal Y.
  • 2. “May you live in interesting times.” - ancient curse
  • 3. Social media does not*cause* collective action, itfacilitates it.
  • 4. The Past Year
  • 5. Mohamed Bouazizi
  • 6. Mohamed Bouazizi
  • 7. Tunisia
  • 8. Bahrain
  • 9. Egypt
  • 10. Libya
  • 11. Syria
  • 12. Wisconsin
  • 13. Oakland
  • 14. Wall Street
  • 15. Michigan
  • 16. People engaged in collectiveaction
  • 17. Which is not always positive
  • 18. UK Riots
  • 19. Vancouver riots
  • 20. The role of informationtechnology and social media
  • 21. Social media tools reduce the cost of distribution
  • 22. Mobile hardware makeseveryone a media producer Flickr: mbaudier
  • 23. Ubiquity of the tool spread ideasGuardian.co.uk
  • 24. Distributed and independent
  • 25. A rich social media environment was inplace before the protests - mostly youth
  • 26. Social media provided an alternative to state controlled media
  • 27. What is social media?
  • 28. Common characteristicsUser generated contentDirect user-to-user interactionBundles of applications
  • 29. Twitter
  • 30. YouTube
  • 31. Cautions about social media
  • 32. “Slacktivism”
  • 33. More local examples
  • 34. Micheen
  • 35. OMBT site
  • 36. SummarySocial media tools: Reduce the cost of mass distribution Work with ubiquitous hardware Allow for “network effects”Concerns Deception Infrastructure is vulnerable SlacktivismNext steps Education - social media literacy Research - What worked, what didn’t.
  • 37. Thanks!Cliff Lampecacl@umich.eduTwitter: @clifflampeSlideShare: clifflampe