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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 : 0300215126
ISBN 13 : 9780300215120

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


The Age Of Sharing

ISBN 10 : 9781509512294
ISBN 13 : 1509512292

Sharing is central to how we live today: it is what we do online; it is a model of economic behaviour; and it is also a type of therapeutic talk. Sharing embodies positive values s..


Analytic Activism

ISBN 10 : 9780190266158
ISBN 13 : 0190266155

Among the ways that digital media has transformed political activism, the most remarkable is not that new media allows disorganized masses to speak, but that it enables organized a..


Civic Media

ISBN 10 : 9780262034272
ISBN 13 : 0262034271

Examinations of civic engagement in digital culture -- the technologies, designs, and practices that support connection through common purpose in civic, political, and social life...


Republic

ISBN 10 : 9781400884711
ISBN 13 : 1400884713

From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy—and what can be done abo..


Digital Sociologies

ISBN 10 : 9781447329039
ISBN 13 : 1447329031

Providing a much needed overview of the growing field of digital sociology, this handbook connects digital media technologies to the traditional sociological areas of study, like l..