Twitter took on a new role yesterday as street clashes rocked Istanbul. It replaced the traditional media, which was almost non-existent, in spreading information about the demonstration. During the Egyptian revolution, the majority of the tweets came from outside the country, according to this story from Monkey Cage. In Turkey, by contrast, over 50% came from inside Istanbul and over 80% were in Turkish, meaning that they were written for Turkish consumption, not for the outside world.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
A Breakout Role for Twitter
By George Coe - June 01, 2013
George Mason University's Center for History and News Media has some great resources on the role of women in Islam. Two lessons inc...