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Impact of social media on political change in Egypt
Journalism & Communication
Pages 16 (4016 words)
Name: Course No: Course Name: Instructor’s Name: Institution’s Name: Date: Introduction General definition of social media Social media is a way of communication between different organizations, communities and countries. It operates through a web as world has become a global village so anything happening in one part of the world is directly broadcasted around the world by means of this social media.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become the most famous sites of social media. These sites bring people on a single platform and give them information all around the world. These are good at interacting people and to stay connected round the clock. It gives updates about what is happening around the people. Moreover, these give freedom of expression to every person residing in any part of the world, which is important to maintain peace in the region (“The New Arab Revolt”) The role of Social Media in Arab spring (Middle East) The events that took place a year ago in the Middle East made an intense debate on the role played by the social media. The Arab countries are facing two big challenges, which are economic growth and job creation. Hisham Matar considered revolution a boring thing (Albanyadmin). In such situations what was the role of social media? According to Matar, internet was an exaggeration, which represents that the internet was accessible to the elite in the Middle East also; they knew only how to use it who were the ones that brought revolution (Albanyadmin). The second view was that the social media spike an online revolutionary talk after the events that took place in the Middle East. ...
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