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Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom
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Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media and the Fight for Internet Freedom

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Presentation to the West Chester University Contemporary Issues Program, March 2011

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    • 1. Revolution 2.0?The Power of Social Media andthe Fight for Internet Freedom Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. March 23, 2011
    • 2. Web 2.0Revolution 2.0?
    • 3. Wael Ghonim
    • 4. First Tunisia, Now Egypt, what’s next? Ask Facebook.Wolf Blitzer, CNN Wael Ghonim
    • 5. 2008 April 6Ahmed Maher usedsocial media to organizea general strike in Egypt.The “6th of April YouthMovement” became oneof Egypt’s most popularFacebook groups.
    • 6. 2010 June 6Egyptian businessmanKhaled Said died froma brutal beating bypolice in Alexandria.Protests spread likewildfire on socialnetworks, including aFacebook page startedby Wael Ghonim.
    • 7. 2011 J anuary 27Egyptian authoritiesshut down the Internet,further fueling unrest.Just 15 days later, onFebruary 11, HosniMubarak steps down.
    • 8. An Internet Kill SwitchCould it happen here?
    • 9. 2011 y Februar 21Less than a month afterthe Egyptian Internetshut down, there werereports of pro-unionwebsites being blockedin Wisconsin.
    • 10. opennet.net
    • 11. The internet may seem like it is free from censorship and control in this country. Not quite.
    • 12. 2011 March 15A Congressional committeevoted along party lines to blockthe Federal CommunicationsCommission from enforcing“Net Neutrality” policies.A vote by the full House isexpected in April.
    • 13. Free Freespeech? market?
    • 14. Will you join the fight for internet freedom?Egypt and the rest of the world will be watching us.

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