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


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).
an excerpt of …

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[20 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 140 views]
[Publication] Seeing Spatially: People, Networks and Movements in Digital and Urban Spaces


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.

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


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


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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[11 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,508 views]
Slate.com: Tahrir Square Was a Foreseeable Surprise?


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 …

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[5 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 1 views]


“A woman living in one of the Indonesian capital’s poorest neighbourhoods incites her neighbours to recycle their garbage, save energy and grow plants to fight pollution. The area has turned into Jakarta’s cleanest neighbourhood, and is even becoming a tourist attraction.”
What an inspiring figure!