Consider a control situation: ten people in a lifeboat. two armed self-appointed leaders force the other eight to do the rowing while they dispose of the food and water, keeping most of it for themselves an doling out only enough to keep the other eight rowing. The two leaders now need to exercise control to […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on March 1, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: Burrough, community, control, critic, government, metaphor, Politic, power, representation, resistance, révolution, ship, state
I’m not saying that the “how” is more important than the “what”. Nor I’m saying it’s as important as the “what”. I’m saying that one ought to pay attention to the “how” as well as to the “what” while studying a phenomenon or an event to see how they are related, how they influenced each other. Especially when the event –in this case the Egyptian protests– is still unfolding. That should make for a more balanced discussion.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 4, 2011 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: Egypt, Facebook, innovation, Internet, Iran, Malcolm Gladwell, media, protest, révolution, Tunisia, Twitter
☛ The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: “Limited Public Interest in Egyptian Protests. Turmoil Draws Extensive Media Coverage” February 1sr, 2011, Report no. 699 So far, the extraordinary anti-government protests in Egypt have drawn much more attention from the news media than from the American public. Only about one-in-ten (11%) cite […]
☛ Arbor Networks Security: “Egypt Loses the Internet” by Craig Labovitz, January 28th, 2011 Labovitz, chief scientist for Arbor Networks –a “provider of network security and monitoring solutions for global networks”– explains: Following a week of growing protests and periodic telecommunication disruption, Egypt suddenly lost all Internet connectivity at approximately 5:20pm EST Thursday. The [above] […]