Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

By | October 30, 2017
Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest Author Zeynep Tufekci
ISBN-10 0300215126
ISBN-13 9780300215120
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 360
Language English
Publisher Yale University Press
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A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest revealing internet fueled social movements greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup an antiWall Street encampment and a packed Tahrir Square we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people An incisive observer writer and participant in todays social movements Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and compelling book the nuanced trajectories of modern protestshow they form how they operate differently from past protests and why they have difficulty persisting in their long term quests for change Tufekci speaks from direct experience combining on the ground interviews with insightful analysis She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbuls Gezi Park These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority technology and cultureand offer essential insights into the future of governance

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