Revolution 2.0?The Power of Social Media andthe Fight for Internet Freedom      Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D.            March...
Web 2.0Revolution 2.0?
Wael Ghonim
First Tunisia, Now Egypt, what’s next?                                          Ask Facebook.Wolf Blitzer, CNN            ...
2008         April            6Ahmed Maher usedsocial media to organizea general strike in Egypt.The “6th of April YouthMo...
2010        June          6Egyptian businessmanKhaled Said died froma brutal beating bypolice in Alexandria.Protests sprea...
2011        J anuary           27Egyptian authoritiesshut down the Internet,further fueling unrest.Just 15 days later, onF...
An Internet Kill SwitchCould it happen here?
2011 y       Februar           21Less than a month afterthe Egyptian Internetshut down, there werereports of pro-unionwebs...
opennet.net
The internet may seem like it is  free from censorship and   control in this country.        Not quite.
2011                  March                     15A Congressional committeevoted along party lines to blockthe Federal Com...
Free        Freespeech?   market?
Will you join the fight    for internet freedom?Egypt and the rest of the world      will be watching us.
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

  1. 1. Revolution 2.0?The Power of Social Media andthe Fight for Internet Freedom Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. March 23, 2011
  2. 2. Web 2.0Revolution 2.0?
  3. 3. Wael Ghonim
  4. 4. First Tunisia, Now Egypt, what’s next? Ask Facebook.Wolf Blitzer, CNN Wael Ghonim
  5. 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. 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. 7. 2011 J anuary 27Egyptian authoritiesshut down the Internet,further fueling unrest.Just 15 days later, onFebruary 11, HosniMubarak steps down.
  8. 8. An Internet Kill SwitchCould it happen here?
  9. 9. 2011 y Februar 21Less than a month afterthe Egyptian Internetshut down, there werereports of pro-unionwebsites being blockedin Wisconsin.
  10. 10. opennet.net
  11. 11. The internet may seem like it is free from censorship and control in this country. Not quite.
  12. 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. 13. Free Freespeech? market?
  14. 14. Will you join the fight for internet freedom?Egypt and the rest of the world will be watching us.

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