#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

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But what about now that dictators have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and perhaps Syria – and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement has gone global this past weekend? Blogs Civics Communications Community Cross-Post News and Current Affairs Opinion Social Media Storytelling Tweets Civil Rights Movement communication Facebook Libya Malcolm Gladwell New Yorker Occupy Wall Street Social network Technology Tunisia Twitter Wall Street web 2.0

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

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Tunisia. Back in March of 2009 I wrote a post entitled “ Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means ” based on a report that had come out from Blycroft Publishing tracking 2008 African mobile phone market stats. The findings back then were already profound, as were the overall anticipated trends. That post alone, to this day, still brings in a great deal of traffic to my blog (via Google of course). Clearly there is an appetite for information on this topic.

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#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

Non Profit Marketing 360

But what about now that dictators have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and perhaps Syria – and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement has gone global this past weekend? What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you. But in today’s post we see grounds for optimism when it comes to the development of social networks and of social movements forcing political and economic change.

Getting the whole world to sit in on your cause.

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Now maybe to everyone else on the web this is old news, but did you know that: "In November 2007 Tunisia blocked access to the popular video-sharing sites YouTube and DailyMotion, which both carried material about Tunisian political prisoners.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In Tunisia students were using triangulation to pin point sniper locations. Hey folks, so I got back from my 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat last week and must say i feel fully re-charged, super-positive and healthier than ever. Overall it was an absolutely life-changing experience. For any of you interested in finding out more about what it was like, I’d be more than happy to chat about it offline.

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How much is social media influencing - or reflecting - events in Egypt?

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She cites Jillian York’s level-headed take : To be honest, so much of the rhetoric around the use of social media in Egypt and Tunisia makes me want to scream — folks act like these American tools just dropped from the sky like humanitarian food rations, set to save the people from their (American-supported, natch) dictators. This is a matter of hot debate. On one hand, there is outrageous hype suggesting social media is fomenting revolutions.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Peek beneath the hood of any recent social movement, the Philippines in 2001 when individuals used text messaging to overthrow a despot, Kuwait in 2005 when women used their Blackberries to win suffrage, the unfolding social movements in Tunisia, Iran, Syria, and Occupy Wall Street, and you will find free agents stirring the pots of democracy. Today is International Women’s Day. Hurrah!