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[4 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 71 views]
An Outsized Role for Social Media in the Indonesian Election

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An excerpt of my interview with The Asia Digital Life (original link is here)
by: Patrick Sharbaugh (@psharbaugh)
Social media and digital platforms played a massive role in Indonesia’s historic presidential election earlier this month. With the official result still out, I talked to Asian Internet scholar Merlyna Lim about how Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and innovative open-sourced platforms for crowdsourcing election monitoring and the vote count made this election unique.
A few highlights of our conversation:
Of 255 million citizens in Indonesia (which makes it the world’s third largest democracy) there are over 77 million citizens online …

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[20 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 161 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 | 384 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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[8 Nov 2012 | 8 Comments | 174 views]
Celebration of Diversity and Multiculturalism

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‎”What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great” (Obama, 7 Nov 2012).
Beyond the election itself, echoing Howard Fineman, I agree that today’s result “signaled …

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[23 Jul 2012 | 9 Comments | 2,367 views]
Social Media & Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012

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Salah satu hal yang ‘meramaikan’ Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012 adalah penggunaan social media. Sejalan dengan penelitian saya tentang aspek sosial (termasuk politik dan budaya) media baru & digital, saya bagikan data awal dari penelitian Social Media & Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012 di slide di bawah ini.
The Jakarta’s governor election (Pilkada DKI Jakarta) in 2012 is different for some distinctive reasons and deserve our (my attention). Inline with my research interests, I have been doing research on social media and this Pilkada. Below is the slideshow of my preliminary data. 

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[25 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 925 views]
[Presentation] Framing Tunisian Revolt

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Please find below the slideshow of my presentation at the International Communication Association conference in Phoenix, May 26th, 2012.
I realize that the slideshow itself is very visual and has very little explanation, so it’s impossible to understand/know what I was talking about by just looking at it.
I’ll share the content of my presentation later once  once the paper is published.
To summarize, the paper explores and analyzes the significance of contemporary media ecology (includes big and small media, old and new, mainstream & ‘social’ media, national-transnational-global media) in to the establishment …

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[4 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | 1,940 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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[5 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,822 views]
Social Implications of ICTs in Indonesia

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This time I want to share the work of some Indonesian scholars who wrote on social implications of ICTs in Indonesia — not my own work — published in the special issue of the Internetworking Indonesia Journal.
I’m pleased to present this special issue: the unique contribution of Indonesian scholars to Indonesian Internet studies!

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[11 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,583 views]
Slate.com: Tahrir Square Was a Foreseeable Surprise?

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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.
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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 …