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Norwegian terrorism and the new media landscape

July 22, 2011


I had written a book about the power of Twitter in disseminating news (in particular in the Arab Spring) but until today hadn’t quite gathered just how powerful a movement it is. The general argument I made when the book was published in May was that Twitter was vitally important in providing the impetus for […]

How many readers will the News of the World lose?

July 7, 2011


The news that the News of the World, the Sunday tabloid, hacked into the mobile phones of real people as opposed to the celebrities and politicans that breathe a different, rarefied air, has left a bad feeling in the mouths of most people. We didn’t necessarily mind when it was rich people who often played […]

Tom Macmaster sets back the Arab Spring decades

June 13, 2011


I’m busy contemplating adding a major new chapter to The Revolution Will Be Tweeted? (which is out now) thanks to this, as well as updating other events  and releasing an expanded second edition soon. That won’t be for a while, though, so if you’re interested in seeing how the now-named Arab Spring came about (and […]

Until 18 May 2011: ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’ 30% off!

May 11, 2011


Good news for those of you looking to learn more about the Middle Eastern and North African revolutions of 2010-11. ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’, the definitive book about the events in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen – as well as other countries who were touched by the effects of a civilian uprising […]

Do superinjunctions work these days?

April 26, 2011


I’ve been quiet recently writing a book on the effects of social media in the Middle East and North African revolutions (the conclusion is that it’s negligible, especially in relation to the press perception of how much it affected the uprisings), so apologies for that. You might expect me to therefore argue a different tack […]

Was the revolution really tweeted?

March 3, 2011


Wael Ghonim, Google’s Head of Marketing in the Middle East and North Africa, became something of a figurehead for the Egyptian revolution when he informed his multi-billion dollar employer that he had a family emergency and needed to take six days off work. What actually happened was Ghonim was rushing for a plane from Dubai, […]

It’s not email, but it is going to get The Daily Mail mad

November 15, 2010


So after all the hype it seems that the Facebook email system (a GMail killer, to many media types’ eyes, despite having never seen it until it was unveiled today) is actually just a way to use Facebook’s proprietary chat system outside of the website. According to Mark Zuckerberg, it’s definitely and defiantly “not email. […]