Social media’s role in 2011’s Arab Spring and Occupy movements received widespread attention, but according to techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, social media may in fact impede protests from realizing the positive changes they seek. getAbstract recommends Tufekci’s contrarian, thought-provoking report to protesters, revolutionaries and social media users seeking the best tactics to achieve social and political change.
In this summary, you will learn
- How social media have become an indispensable tool for protesters worldwide,
- How social media movements can impede the outcomes of protests, and
- How to ensure that technology doesn’t obstruct policy change.
About the Speaker
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci studies the interaction between social media and traditional power.