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Networked Revolts - Egypt


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My presentation in Networked Revolts session held in Athens, Greece, May 2011. The session was discussing the uprisings spreading across North Africa and the Middle East and its relation to Social Media. It was organisers by the Greek newspapers Konteiner and Re-public.

And finally this is a video for the presentation

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Networked Revolts - Egypt

  1. 1. Networked Revolts<br />Tarek Amr<br />@gr33ndata<br />
  2. 2. News SourceImmediate Effect<br />Cases:<br />Police Brutality (YouTube, Mobile Phones)<br />World Cup Qualification, Egypt vs. Algeria (TV, Blogs)<br />Notes:<br />New Media’s effect on Old Media (and vice versa)<br />Illiteracy: YouTube vs. Blogs<br /> Not only internet: Mobile Phone + Bluetooth<br />
  3. 3. Alternative Social Circles Ongoing Effect<br />On Twitter and Facebook<br />New Role Models: Activists are now my friends (virtual ones?)<br />Discussions for ideologies and values<br />Physical location, not any more (Tunisia next door)<br />
  4. 4. Internet RevolutionWe’re living in the Information Age<br />A revolution scheduled using a Facebook Event!<br />The spark started on groups like “We Are All Khaled Said” and “6 April Movement”<br />6th of April an earlier trial:<br />Civil Disobedience (2008)<br />Tunisian Experience: Coca Cola & Spray<br />
  5. 5. Internet RevolutionAre you sure?<br />Internet Revolution without Internet and Mobiles<br />Youth Revolution? No?<br />Government Propaganda on Facebook. #Fail<br />
  6. 6. Right After the Revolution<br />Online<br />Offline<br />
  7. 7. ConclusionInternet is just the spark<br />From Internet to Protests, banners, chants, Graffiti … “Oh our beloved ones, join us”<br />Malcolm Gladwell’s Law of the Few<br />Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen<br />