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Twitter and tear gas : the power and fragility of networked protest

Author: Zeynep Tufekci
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti-Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. Tufekci explains the nuanced trajectories of modern protests-how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zeynep Tufekci
ISBN: 9780300215120 0300215126
OCLC Number: 961312425
Description: xxxi, 326 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Making a movement --
A networked public --
Censorship and attention --
Leading the leaderless --
Movement cultures --
A protester's tools --
Technology and people --
Platforms and algorithms --
Names and connections --
After the protests --
Signaling power and signaling to power --
Governments strike back --
Epilogue: The uncertain climb.
Responsibility: Zeynep Tufekci.


A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges  Read more...
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"[Tufekci's] personal experience in the squares and streets, melded with her scholarly insights on technology and communication platforms, makes Twitter and Tear Gas such an unusual and illuminating Read more...

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