Arab Spring Social Media: about time a book got it right.
In Social Media on July 2011 at 12:08 am
Sandstorm distills how social media played a role in creating a global generationthat catalyzed a historic “leaderless revolution” in the greater Middle East. The Arab Spring, notably Tunisia and Egypt, harnessed the power of social media as a means to facilitate the grievances of the masses. Pervasive unemployment, endemic poverty and widespread corruption finally compelled the people in the region to mobilize and demand change. The speed of technology, with its aggregation of social media across multiple platforms transformed the people’s protest into a geopolitical movement. The youth created a change so powerful that its demand for economic growth and prosperity can no longer be ignored. This book recognizes this new reality and emphasizes the power of social media as a means to unify disparate voices for the creation of a new social and economic contract.