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[27 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 204 views]
Malaysian #Bersih movement on Twitter

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I just finished the first article based on my study of the electoral reform movement in Malaysia, Bersih and still trying to write the next one based on the same study. Combining computational mapping[1] and online-offline ethnography,[2] my study examines and contextualize the role(s) of the internet and social media in the movement as being embedded in the contour of societal changes and transformations.
The article itself, perhaps will not be out until next year, but I’m happy to provide you with a little sneak peek (only on Twitter section).
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[20 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 140 views]
[Publication] Seeing Spatially: People, Networks and Movements in Digital and Urban Spaces

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A special issue on “Insurgencies, social media and the public city in Asia” (January 2014) from the International Development Planning Review is just out. It features six fascinating articles from Douglass (on insurgencies & public city in East and Southeast Asia), Padawangi (on Jakarta’s grassroot movement), Pandi (on Hindraf movement), Weiss (on new media activism in Southeast Asia), Zhang & Nyiri (on ‘walled’ activism in China), and myself (on theorization/conceptualization of online-offline spaces in social movement); with an intro from Douglass, Padawangi, & Marolt.
http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/nm6625537411/?p=2ee7a80424bc41f497b8b4a80cce66f0&pi=0

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[17 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 383 views]
[Lim's publication] Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising

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Please find below the newly published article on the 2010-2011 Tunisian uprising.
http://JOU.sagepub.com/content/14/7/921

Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising

by Merlyna Lim, Arizona State University
cited as:  Lim, M. (2013)  Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising, Journalism: Theory, Praxis, and Criticism,  14(7): 921-941, doi:10.1177/1464884913478359
Abstract
By delving into the detailed account of the Tunisian uprising, this article offers an explanation that sets the 2010 uprising apart from its precursors. The 2010 uprising was successful because activists successfully managed to bridge geographical and class …

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[1 May 2013 | 4 Comments | 835 views]
[Publication] The Internet and Everyday Life in Indonesia: A New Moral Panic?

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Lim, M. (2013). The Internet and Everyday Life in Indonesia: A New Moral Panic?. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-en Vollenkunde, 169, 133-147. [PDF]

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[11 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | 570 views]
[Lim's publication] Many Clicks but Little Sticks: Social Media Activism in Indonesia

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I would like to share my newly published article:
Lim, M. 2013, Many Clicks but Little Sticks: Social Media Activism in Indonesia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI:10.1080/00472336.2013.769386
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2013.769386
Drawing on empirical cases from Indonesia, this article offers a critical approach to the promise of social media activism by analysing the complexity and dynamics of the relationship between social media and its users. Rather than viewing social media activism as the harbinger of social change or dismissing it as mere “slacktivism,” the article provides a more nuanced argument by identifying the …

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[23 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 693 views]
[Publication] Life Is Local in the Imagined Global Community

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“… In grappling with multiple identities and multiple realities, the reality of everyday life is experienced as reality par excellence.  Micro narratives that are closer to the everyday life experience are embraced more openly, resulting in the plurality of voices, allowing for differences, nuances, and even counter-hegemonic voices. The closer to home the issue resonates, the more conversations take place. Life is local, even in the global blogosphere.”

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[3 May 2012 | No Comment | 945 views]
[Publication] Raising and Rising Voices

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Just out, the newest publication of the Online Collective Action Lab at ASU.
Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R. Raising and Rising Voices: Cyber-Collective Movements in the Female Muslim Blogosphere, Business & Information Systems Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s12599-012-0210-z [Download]
It is also available in German
Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R. Meinungsäußerung und-bildung in sozialen Medien: Ein neuer methodischer Ansatz zur Untersuchung cybersozialer Bewegungen,Wirtschaftsinformatik, DOI: 10.1007/s11576-012-0317-3. [Download]
A preliminary (and much shorter) version of this article was presented at the ECIS conference last year.

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[26 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,240 views]
[Publication] Reality Bites: The Digitally Mediated Urban Revolutions

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My essay, titled “Reality Bites: The Digitally Mediated Urban Revolutions” is published in the Architectural Review. It is available for viewing online if you register (free registration). Once registered, you’d be able to read other essays (which are interesting) too. If you’re too lazy to register, you can download the pdf version here.
When I was an architecture student in Bandung, Indonesia, I always dreamed about getting published in two world architectural magazines — The Architectural Record and the Architectural Review. Even though I never stop designing and drawing, obviously I …

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[4 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | 1,935 views]
[Publication] Clicks, Cabs, and Coffee Houses: Social Media and Oppositional Movements in Egypt, 2004–2011

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My article on social media and 2011 Egypt revolt has been published. It is published as:
Lim, M. (2012), Clicks, Cabs, and Coffee Houses: Social Media and Oppositional Movements in Egypt, 2004–2011. Journal of Communication, 62: 231–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01628.x

Due to copyright issue, however, I cannot share the published version for download from my own server, you thus should download from its original source.

For those who’re interested to read but don’t have access to the journal, I can email you the file. Just post me  your email address (send to my email or leave …

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[21 Feb 2012 | 44 Comments | 7,780 views]
League of 13: Media concentration in Indonesia

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I just want to re-post something I posted in the Participatory Media Lab’s blog a month ago.
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Based on “Media Concentration” section in on the Media report I posted earlier, I generated several maps of media concentration below. The updated section on Media Ownership can be downloadable from here.