Prior to the revolution most of the respondents stated that they were using social media to exchange information, stay in contact with family, and receive uncensored news. Retrieved June 10, Not according to Malcolm Gladwellas he and others have questioned the role of social media in social change in North Africa.
Meanwhile, neighborhood watch groups relayed information on snipers and armed militia groups or spread the word about looters so that they could be intercepted and thwarted. His family and former ministers are also going to face 26 further charges. For instance, the Netherlands-based organization Nawaat.
Background Tunisia was fertile ground for an internet-enabled uprising. Officials said the reason for the emergency declaration was to protect Tunisians and their property. At this stage, the outside world began to play more of a part. Esfandiari also added that social media tools like Facebook and Twitter were not ideal for rapid communication among protestors.
Here again, social media channels gave people a way to organize themselves to protect their neighborhoods and stop the spread of destabilizing rumors.
We have witnessed several CMOs emerging from Facebook and Twitter that have played significant roles in social change, serving as grassroots campaigns in political elections and as an organizational tool in the recent Middle East revolution. The hashtag then topped worldwide Twitter trends.
The Uprising Goes Viral Within two weeks, and ominously for the government, protests began to spread to the more prosperous parts of the country, including the cities of Sfax and Tunis. I hope in this future society online, CMOs will become a lifestyle, a new way of living, studying, and working motivated only by humanitarian interests, nothing political.
In another example, activists were able to show that cars parading in the streets in support of the government were actually rentals, not exactly a sign of a spontaneous event. Finally, as the government pushed back via mass media, the internet provided a way for protesters to poke holes in stories promulgated through official channels.
The protesters had gathered outside regional government headquarters to demonstrate against the treatment of Mohamed Bouazizi. In practice, these were the only Web 2. Meanwhile, "good old-fashioned word of mouth" was the most influential medium for coordinating opposition, she writes.Organized by social media guru Andy Carvin, Social Media & Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution: A Firsthand View provided fantastic details on how Tunisians used technology to accelerate their revolution.
Tunisia's Internet freedom prior to the “Jasmine Revolution” that overthrew longtime authoritarian leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has been described as roughly on par with that of China.
Despite that, Tunisia's revolution has been described as one of the first “Twitter” or Internet.
Social Media and the Jasmine Revolutions 2. Morozov reflects on the Tunusia lack of ability to make the news, Twitters small contribution of spreading the news Tunusia and Tunusian sources of information.
The Tunisian revolts were called the Jasmine Revolution by the news media, but I prefer the former Tunisian prime minister's assertion that this was "a revolution of Facebook and Twitter," or to be technically exact, a revolution of social media.
The description of the event, Social Media & Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution: A Firsthand View, is available only to members. Organized by social media guru Andy Carvin, Social Media & Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution: A Firsthand View provided fantastic details on how Tunisians used technology to accelerate their revolution, and in the process gave us a preview of how other people around the world might do the same.Download