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Twitter and social movements 9/2012


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Twitter and social movements 9/2012

  1. 1. Twitter 201: Twitter & Social MovementsWashington University in St. Louis Libraries, Sept 27th, 2012Jaleh Fazelian &Makiba Foster
  2. 2. Twitter and Social Movements• Twitter Lingo• Recent Social Movements• Being mobile• Using #hashtags• Social Accountability• Power of the RT• Questions
  3. 3. Twitter Lingo• ReTweeting• Hashtag
  4. 4. #IranElectionGreen Protest / Javad Saharban/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  5. 5. Shell is Power
  6. 6. Shell is Power
  7. 7. #ShellisPower
  8. 8. #ShellisPower• @ShellisPrepared = Greenpeace, Yes Men and Occupy.• Marketing for Shell was more effective than marketing against them.• What can the real Shell do? Answer: Not much
  9. 9. Pussy Riot
  10. 10. Pussy Riot’s Punk PrayerVirgin Mary, Mother of God, banish Putin, banish (Chorus)Putin, Virgin Mary, Mother of God.Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish him, we pray Be a feminist, we pray thee,thee! Be a feminist, we pray thee.Congregations genuflect, Bless our festering bastard-boss.Black robes brag gilt epaulettes, Let black cars parade the Cross.Freedoms phantoms gone to heaven, The Missionarys in class for cash.Gay Prides chained and in detention. Meet him there, and pay his stash.KGBs chief saint descends Patriarch Gundy believes in Putin.To guide the punks to prison vans. Better believe in God, you vermin!Dont upset His Saintship, ladies, Fight for rights, forget the rite –Stick to making love and babies. Join our protest, Holy Virgin.Crap, crap, this godliness crap! (Chorus)Crap, crap, this holiness crap! Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish Putin, banish Putin, Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we pray thee, banish him!
  11. 11. #FreePussyRiot Pussy Riot ebook / PlayingFutures: Applied Nomadology / CC-BY-2.0
  12. 12. Pussy Riot
  13. 13. Presidential Election Season
  14. 14. Presidential Election Season
  15. 15. #Eastwooding
  16. 16. Popular Hashtags from Social Movements#jan25 #binladen#kony2012 #egypt#iranelection #freedom#gulfoilspill #japan#itgetsbetter #moscow#occupywallstreet/#ows #arabspring#rnc12 #justicefortrayvon/#trayvon#dnc12 #toddakin#olympics
  17. 17. A Match Made in HeavenTwitter for Android / yum9me / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Twitter Meeting @ Lowlands / Anne Helmond / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  18. 18. Social Movements & # The Hashtag #Photo Credit: Christopher Lazo
  19. 19. #SocialMovements on Twitter• Community• Awareness• Organization
  20. 20. Twitter and Social Accountability• Reactionary and in real time• Personal causes/passions championed• Better Engaged & Aware of Issues
  21. 21. Reactive & in Real-Time• Changing how we share news and information – iReporting – Completure App – Bambuser
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  23. 23. Championing a Cause• Tweeting awareness to • Online petitions a worthy cause through
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  25. 25. Engagement & Advocacy• Political or Social Cause Engagement/Awareness• 2012 Pew Study Social Medias Influence on Politics• 2011 Ogilvy Georgetown Study of Dynamics of Cause Engagement• MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning study of youth and participatory politics
  26. 26. Social Networking Sites& Political Engagement
  27. 27. Questions / Tim OBrien / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  28. 28. Works Cited• Al-Rasheed, Madawi. “Sectarianism as Counter-Revolution: Saudi Arabian Responses to the Arab Spring.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, v. 11, no. 3, 2011.• Cantone, Josh. “HOW TO: Start a Petition on Twitter.” Mashable. Accessed Web Sept. 27, 2012.• Ding, Ling. “Micro-blogging in network society.” Journal of Digital and Research Publishing. society.html Accessed 3/30/2012.• “Does the Internet Make for More Engaged Citizens? For Many Youth, the Answer Is Yes, According to a New Study by Civic Learning Scholars. | Youth & Participatory Politics.” Web. Accessed Sept 27th 2012.• Flandez, Raymund. “Men and Women Differ in Causes They Support on Social Media.” The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Accessed Sept. 27, 2012• Furman, Henry “The Hashtag: A Case Study”. Accessed April 10, 2012• Golkar, Saeid. “Liberation or Suppression Technologies? The Internet, the Green Movement, and the Regime in Iran.” International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, v. 9, no. 1, 2011.• Idov, Michael. “Pussy Riot: The Jail house interview.” GQ Online. Accessed 9/25/2012.• Key Global Telecom Indicators for the World Telecommunication Service Sector in 2011 ( stats#subscribers). Accessed April 10, 2012.• Meikle, James. “Clint Eastwood Chair Speech Provides Baffling Highlight at Romney’s Coronation.” The Guardian Online. Accessed September 18, 2012.• Mobile Statistics, Stats and Facts 2011. ( Accessed April 10, 2012.• Nemtsova, Anna. “Pussy Riot Fear for Their Lives, Ask to Serve Sentence in Moscow.” The Daily Beast, Sept. 19, 2012. Accessed 9/20/2012.• Parr, Ben. “Mindblowing #IranElection stats: 221,744 Tweets per Hour at Peak.” Mashable. Accessed April 19, 2012.• Rumen, Carol. “Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer is Pure Protest Poetry.” The Guardian Online, Aug. 20, 2012. punk-prayer-lyrics. Accessed Sept. 20, 2012.• Ryzik, Melena. “Pussy Riot was Carefully Calibrated for Protest.” The New York Times Online, Aug. 22, 2012. riot-was-carefully-calibrated-for-protest.html?smid=pl-share. Accessed 9/20/2012• “Social Media Plays Greater Role in Cause Engagement For African Americans and Hispanics.” engagement-african-americans-and-hispanics. Accessed Sept. 27, 2012• Starbird, Kate K. "(how) Will the Revolution be Retweeted? Information Diffusion and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.” Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work - CSCW 12. Accessed April 23, 2012• “Volunteering Your Talent - St. Louis Area Foodbank.” Accessed Sept. 27, 2012• Wasserman, Todd. “The Architect of #OccupyWallStreet Praises the Power of ‘Magical Hashtags’.” Mashable. adbusters/. Accessed April 10, 2012• Williams, Mary Elizabeth. “Pussy Riot’s victorious defeat.” Salon, Aug. 17, 2012. Accessed 9/20/2012
  29. 29. Contact• Jaleh Fazelian – @jalehf –• Makiba Foster – @makibaj –•• @WUSTLlibraries