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May 11, 2011

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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

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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

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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, […]

Shane Lee, YouTube Phenomenon

June 25, 2010

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Shane Edward Lee is a YouTube phenomenon. No-one quite knows what to make of him. He is a military veteran. He is a Christian. He is possibly, according to confessions made on his own videos, a paedophile. He is all of these things and (very possibly) none of these things. And, God help me, I […]