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Background of Arab Spring
Political debates in social media during Arab Spring
Spread democratic ideas across international boarder
Power of social media
Young people’s role in Arab spring by social media
Statistics of blogs and tweets during revolution in Tunisia
Arab spring is a revolutionary wave of
demonstrations, protests, and wars occurring in the Arab
world that began on 18 December 2010 in Tunisia
Social media refers to the means of interactions among
people in which they create, share, and exchange information
and ideas in virtual communities and networks.[1 Andreas K
aplin and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of
Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and
technological foundations of Web 2.o, and that allow the
creation and exchange of user-generated content.
The Arab Spring had many causes. One of these
sources was social media and its power to put a
human face on political oppression. Bouazizis self
immolation was one of several stories told and retold
on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in ways that
inspired dissidents to organize protests, criticize their
governments, and spread ideas about democracy. Until
now, most of what we have known about the role of
social media in the Arab Spring has been anecdotal.
through social media
2. Thought of inventors about
their social media
3. Social media ,the platform
of sharing views
Social media played a
central role in shaping
political debates in The
Social Media plays an
integral part in the
Preceding mass protests
by blogs and tweets
Resignation of Ben Ali
Demographic conversation in
political debate through social Statistics of primary blogs
Social media & creating
pressure on governments.
Young people take key
Women’ role in Arab
percent of the
savvy 41 % of Tunisia’s Facebook
in population is female and 36
Tunisia, and 70 percent percent of Egypt’s Facebook
in Egypt, is under the age population is female.
Women made up 33 percent
of the people actively
during the revolution.
Ratio of man and women’s
participation in revolution
Tunisia – From Oppression
to Resistance to Spark for
In total, there where 13,262 tweets using the hastag
associated with Tunisian political uprising
18% tweets came from inside Tunisia
32% tweets from outside the resign
The day Ben Ali reigned, 2,200 tweets from
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco,
concerned the uprising in Tunisia.
Gradually this online based revolution spread
throughout the Middle East and Arabian countries.
social media helped spread democratic
ideas across international borders.
Democracy in Egypt and
Tunisia used social media
to connect with others
outside their countries.
events on the
ongoing events throughout
Statistics of blogs and tweets
during revolution in Tunisia
Egypt – The Freedom Meme
Spreads Through Social
Logged Number of Tweets on #egypt, by
Viral Videos Spread the Freedom
YouTube and Egyptian uprising
Four major types of content that
typified Egyptian viral videos:
raw protest and mobilization
Raw protest and mobilization footage
and 5.5 million views from 23 videos.
N. Howard, Philip, opening closed regimes, University of Washington.
Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook and World Bank.’s
World Development Indicators database. Technology use data from
the International Telecommunications Union.