The true potential of Digital Media when it comes to areas of democracy and politics is the potential for change that it brings with it. This potential can also legitimise digital media forms as being useful for things beyond ROFLing at cats, not that any of us are that immature… 618 more words
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During the 2011 Arab Spring, social media was providing a way for people in the Middle East to build a shared identity and purpose for those that did not agree with how the regime in each country was governing. 871 more words
Check out this fab link that starts from the trigger of the Arab Spring - Bouazizi’s self-immolation – to December 2011: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2011/mar/22/middle-east-protest-interactive-timeline
It highlights all the major protests and governmental responses to protests, political moves, regime changes and international/external responses that have characterised the first part of this momentous turn of events.