Comparison between Ethical Media and Democracy
Small Change : why the revolution will not be tweeted -by Gladwell
- How was Twitter used by the protesters?
- How was the Twitter
Political Activisim & Twitter
Iranian election protest – 2009
Arab Spring – 2010
- Brief historical overview (contexts) and the brief discussion of his social media technology under study (page 1-6)
- Brief discussion of research contexts (pg 6-8)
- Discusses previous research about witter in general and as political tool (pg 8 -9)
- Application to his own projects (page 10-11)
To study ideology (chp 3)
- Collected 217 news articles from six leading U.S. Legacy newspapers: The New York Times, USA Today, The Wasington Post, The WSJ, The Newyork Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor
- Articles were published between june 1-30, 2009
- Amassed 200,000 – word corpus
- Critical discourse analysis (CDA)
Western Media Analysis:
Opinons ranged from utopian
- Revolutions in communication (forms and technologies) can lead to revolutions in culture
- Social and technology revolutions in communincation structures society, individuals, cultures, technology in complex ways
- How was twitter used by the protesters?
- They used twitter to circumvent twitter for media control
- How was the twitter use of protesters described by the media?
- How was the potential for social media as a political tool described by the media?
- How much of an impact did social media have on the outcome of the events?