By Zeynep Tufekci
to appreciate a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall road encampment, and a packed Tahrir sq., we needs to first understand the ability and the weaknesses of utilizing new applied sciences to mobilize huge numbers of individuals. An incisive observer, author, and player in today’s social routine, Zeynep Tufekci explains during this obtainable and compelling e-book the nuanced trajectories of recent protests—how they shape, how they function otherwise from earlier protests, and why they've got hassle persisting of their long term quests for change.
Tufekci speaks from direct adventure, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful research. She describes how the net helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the need of distant Twitter clients to prepare scientific provides in the course of Arab Spring, the refusal to exploit bullhorns within the Occupy move that began in ny, and the empowering impression of tear gasoline in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. those information from lifestyles inside of social events entire a relocating research of authority, expertise, and culture—and supply crucial insights into the way forward for governance.
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