The Arab Spring And The Role Of Social Media In Future

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What the Arab Spring Tells Us About the Future of Social Media in Revolutionary Movements

By Richard A. Lindsey

Journal Article | Jul 29 2013 – 9:53pm

http://smallwarsjournal.com/ jrnl/art/what-the-arab-spring- tells-us-about-the-future-of- social-media-in-revolutionary- movements

Introduction

The Arab Spring spawned a series of revolutionary movements that are unique in that they utilized social media as an effective means to spread information and promote insurgent agendas. This revelation deserves consideration in all future discussions of revolutions and the concepts of ideology, narrative, momentum and unifying motivations. The Arab Spring uprisings are the first collective movements of their kind in the Middle East after the internet and social media revolutions of the late 20th/early 21st centuries, and tactics, techniques and procedures utilized by resistance populations during the Arab Spring may affect future movements. The factors of social…

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