Hamid Tehrani, Ars Electronica, Social Networking and Protest Movement in Iran

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Ars Electronica , Linz, 2009:Social networking's impact on Iranian protest movement has been discussed: Myth and Reality.

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Hamid Tehrani, Ars Electronica, Social Networking and Protest Movement in Iran

  1. 1. Social Networking's Impact on the Iranian Protest Movement Myth & Reality
  2. 2. Citizen Media: Dynamic Even before CNN's discovery of it Sites & blogs have been vital tools for activists Blogs are used to: Communicate: Women's rights activists, student groups, politicians Organize: Bus strike, enviromental demonstrations
  3. 3. You Tube You Tube used to: Immortalize scandals such as sexual harassment in universities, the corruption of ayatollahs
  4. 4. Presidential Election, FaceBook, & Twitter FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube got unblocked a few months before June 12th presidential election.
  5. 5. Social Networking Power after Election More journalists jailed, more journals shutdown, Citizen media ( Twitter, FaceBook, You Tube...): Acts as main Information platform for protesters and opposition Creates a bridge between inside Iran and outside country
  6. 6. Neda Phenomenon Protest movement finds a face
  7. 7. Twitter Mania and Western Media Tweeting the revolution Iranian Youth Tweet Up a Revolution The tweeted revolution: how social media cannot be silenced A Nobel Peace Prize for Twitter?
  8. 8. What can go wrong with Twitter Twitter does not organize demonstrations Tweets can misinform people Misunderstanding the sender Activism and agendas
  9. 9. Beyond Reformist Movement Khayban: Underground Internet Journal

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