Sam, Elana and Danielle on Arab Spring

Hi J176-

This Wednesday we will be discussing cyber-utopianism. We will be relating it to other protests besides the Iranian revolution.

Please check out this link to learn a little more about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and how social media impacted it.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/01/201112515334871490.html

Also- Please consider the following questions:
1. Has the internet led to more freedom or oppression?
2. In both the Egyptian and Iranian revolutions, has social media had a more positive or negative effect?
3. Why does social media allow for similar protests to occur in other nations? What are examples of some of these protests?
4. How does the ability to inform people of protests change the way authorities respond and the way people in other nations are informed of these protests?
See you in class!
Sam, Elana, and Danielle

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