☛ Eric Fischer photostream on Flickr: “North American detail map of Flickr and Twitter locations” from the See something or say something series, by Eric Fischer, uploaded July 7, 2011 (some right reserved: CC BY 2.0) Digital cartographer Eric Fischer created color-coded maps depicting users of both Flickr and Twitter. He did so by gathering […]
Evgeny Morozov and Malcolm Gladwell are the two most visible skeptics of the utopian claims made for “Liberation through Facebook.” Their arguments seem sensible to me, though I think they lose sight of the distinction between the architecture of the Internet, which is the fundamental value brought to people by services like Facebook and Twitter, […]
These responses would seem to dispel one of the myths that have sprung up around the events of January 25. Although the role of Facebook, Twitter and SMS are widely discussed, Egyptians overwhelmingly seem to have relied on television for information. And, as their second choice and third choice, most people relied on talking to […]
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