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Book: From Tribe to Facebook: The Transformational Role of Social Networks

The book explores and analyzes the potential outcomes of the accelerated development of social networks. Their economic potential in general is discussed, as are their implications for the future of traditional media forms, both as sources of news and key platforms for shaping public opinion. It also explores the use of social networks by terrorists and organized criminal gangs – a trend which has not only led to the development of new forms of criminal activity, but also to the ‘globalization’ of crime – and examines the potential for new forms of ‘virtual’ conflict to arise, with the Internet as the battlefield, social networks as the weapons, and states and citizens as the combatants.
Jon W. Anderson, Online and Offline Continuities, Community and Agency on the Internet, CyberOrient, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2013
Vit Sisler, Review: iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam. Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks, CyberOrient, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2013

New Media Configurations - Changing Societies?

Nov 28, 2013 – Nov 28, 2013
Mediali sation and social change outside Europe: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Arab - speaking region (Berlin, funded by the German Research Foundation)
Nadja-Christina Schneider
mobile phones, film, information and communication technology, media studies, communication studies, websites, social media, Internet studies, gender, social networks
Jun 15, 2013

Book: Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt

The book tracks the rocky path taken by Egyptian bloggers operating in Mubarak's authoritarian regime to illustrate how the state monopoly on information was eroded, making space for dissent and digital activism. David Faris argues that it was circumstances particular to Egypt, more than the 'spark' from Tunisia, that allowed the revolution to take off: namely blogging and digital activism stretching back into the 1990s, combined with sustained and numerous protest movements and an independent press.

Being a Muslim in the Age of Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. Anthropological Reflections on Media and Religion in Bamako, Cairo and Dar-Es-Salam

Apr 18, 2013 – Apr 19, 2013
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Katrien Pype (IARA – KU Leuven)
Mali, Islam, social networks, Egypt, Tanzania, Belgium
Feb 1, 2013

New Book: Civic Engagement, Digital Networks, and Political Reform in Africa

The book takes a critical look at claims, developments and initiatives linking Civil Society Organizations, new media, and democracy. Based on research carried out among urban political non-governmental actors in Nairobi and Lusaka, and observations of trends in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, the author argues that ICTs enhance the efficiency and operations of CSOs and make it easier for them to overcome ideological and other state obstacles but that states still remain powerful controllers of key instruments of dominance thus making real impact of new media minimal.
Della Ratta, Donatella; Valeriani, Augusto, Remixing the Spring!: Connective leadership and read-write practices in the 2011 Arab uprisings. CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012 abstract full text
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