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On November 6th, 2014, I delivered the Canada Research Chair public inaugural lecture entitled: “Roots, Routes & Routers: Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong”.
I managed to merge the actual recording of my lecture and the slideshow I prepared for and had shown during the lecture. So, here it is (the prezi is accessible through this link, but it’s also embedded below). Click “start prezi” button and then click the button on the left corner to listen to the audio.
Unlike this light 10 minutes speech of …
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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 …
Slate Magazine asked me to provide a short essay on the social media and Egypt revolt as part of my forthcoming talk in DC, so I did, here it is: http://www.slate.com/id/2298948/.
Meanwhile, please find below the longer version — unedited one.
The emergence of online collective actions has driven much attention and recently made headlines based on what has transpired politically in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. However, there is very little research devoted to deepen our understanding of this phenomenon. Our knowledge on …
I did a cinematic (and better!) version of the TimeLine I used in my Revolution 2.0? lecture. All data used here is based on my own research. I did all graphic and videographer work, including editing. Music used for this video is from the song entitled “Egypt Revolution” by Yassir El Scarabeuz (featured Omima).
Will be webcasted online here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cspo
Excerpt from http://asunews.asu.edu/20110325_onlineactivism
Online activism in the Middle East did not begin in Tahrir Square on January 25, but has been evolving for many years. In this lecture, “Revolution 2.0: Social media and political changes in Egypt and beyond,” CSPO’s Merlyna Lim will chronicle how the Internet, including social media, facilitated the emergence of new networks of opposition to the ruling regime in Egypt, and how such networks and their converging narratives were translated into coordinated mass actions that led to a relatively peaceful overthrow of a …
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This is not an in-depth analysis. Just a rant for now.
The day Mubarak fell, NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel Tweeted the photo below, telling the world about an Egyptian protester holding a sign that said, “Thank you, Facebook.” The photo has been viral since then and has become a powerful symbol prompting the causal-effect of social media for democracy.