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More than a Facebook Revolution: Social Movements and Social Media in the Egyptian Arab Spring
(International Review of Information Ethics, 2012-12)
Public opinion leaders and activists characterized the Egyptian “Arab Spring” of January 2011 as a “Facebook Revolution”. They highlight the intrinsic power of social media as an influencing factor for social change. Un- deniably, social med ia played important roles in that revolution process. However, these roles cannot ...