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Andrea Chong


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Andrea Chong

  1. 1. “In Times of Unrest, Social Networks Can Be a Distraction” <ul><li>Andrea Chong, TWC G13 </li></ul>
  2. 2. ICT and World Change Past, Present and Future Past, Present and Future
  3. 4. “ The mass media, including interactive social-networking tools, make you passive, can sap your initiative, leave you content to watch the spectacle of life from your couch or smartphone. Apparently even during a revolution.” <ul><li>-Navid Hassanpour </li></ul><ul><li>Yale Graduate Student </li></ul>
  4. 5. Main Points <ul><li>Implicated many apolitical citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Forced more face-to-face communication </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized the rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>“Shutting down radicalizes things” </li></ul>
  5. 6. Egyptian protests <ul><li>january 2011 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Key Takeaways <ul><li>“Full connectivity in a social network can hinder collective action” </li></ul><ul><li>“Localization process”- movement spreading across a region </li></ul><ul><li>We become unpredictable when we don’t know what’s going on. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Rating: 9/10