Egypt: The First Internet Revolt?

Citation:

Zhuo X, Wellman B, Yu J. Egypt: The First Internet Revolt?. Peace Magazine. 2011;Jul-­‐Sep :6-10.

Abstract:

This article examines the role of social media in the mobilization and organization of the Egyptian uprisings in 2011. The success of the revolt should be credited to Egyptian people, but the impact of social media is undeniable. Social media played an important role in the mobilization and organization of the Egyptian revolt. It intertwined with the development of formal organizations, informal networks, and external linkages, provoking a growing sense of modernity and community, and globalizing support for the revolt. However, the impact of social media should not be overestimated.

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