Tarek Amr's Presentation

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Tarek Amr is an Egyptian blogger for Global Voices. He participated in an online web forum, "Revolution in the Middle East - The Role of the Internet & Social Media."

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Tarek Amr's Presentation

  1. 1. Effect of Social Tools on Recent Uprising in the Region Tarek Amr @gr33ndata
  2. 6. News Source Immediate Effect <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Brutality (YouTube, Mobile Phones) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Cup Qualification, Egypt vs. Algeria (TV, Blogs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Media’s effect on Old Media (and vice versa) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illiteracy: YouTube vs. Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only internet: Mobile Phone + Bluetooth </li></ul></ul>
  3. 7. Alternative Social Circles Ongoing Effect <ul><li>On Twitter and Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Role Models: Activists are now my friends (virtual ones?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions for ideologies and values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical location, not any more (Tunisia next door) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 8. Internet Revolution We’re living in the Information Age <ul><li>A revolution scheduled using a Facebook Event! </li></ul><ul><li>The spark started on groups like “ We Are All Khaled Said ” and “ 6 April ” </li></ul><ul><li>6 th of April was an earlier trial: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Disobedience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tunisian Experience: Coca Cola & Spray </li></ul>
  5. 9. Internet Revolution Are you sure? <ul><li>Internet Revolution without Internet and Mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Revolution? No? </li></ul><ul><li>Government Propaganda on Facebook. #Fail </li></ul>

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