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



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 anti–Wall 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 today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and…

Twitter And Tear Gas

ISBN 10 : 9780300228175
ISBN 13 : 0300228171

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turki..


Twitter And Tear Gas

ISBN 10 : 9780300215120
ISBN 13 : 0300215126

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish..


Tweets And The Streets

ISBN 10 : 0745332498
ISBN 13 : 9780745332499

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the "indignados" protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Pa..


Digital Countercultures And The Struggle For Community

ISBN 10 : 9780262036214
ISBN 13 : 0262036215

How countercultural communities have made the Internet meet their needs, subverting established norms of digital technology use...


Social Media Politics And The State

ISBN 10 : 9781317655480
ISBN 13 : 1317655486

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media schola..


Prototype Politics

ISBN 10 : 9780199350254
ISBN 13 : 0199350256

Given the advanced state of digital technology and social media, one would think that the Democratic and Republican Parties would be reasonably well-matched in terms of their techn..


Racial Beachhead

ISBN 10 : 9780804778442
ISBN 13 : 0804778442

In 1917, Fort Ord was established in the tiny subdivision of Seaside, California. Over the course of the 20th century, it held great national and military importance—a major laun..