Oct 15 2013 12:30pm to Oct 15 2013 12:30pm

Getting from No to Go: Social Media-Fueled Protest Style From Arab Spring to Gezi Protests in Turkey

Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society

October 15, 2013 at 12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor

What can we learn from the protest wave of the last years? How does social media impact the capacity for collective action? Does social media contribute to blunting movement impacts by facilitating horizontal, non-institutional and "leaderless" movements? How do these movements compare with their predecessors like the civil-rights or anti-colonial movements? I discuss these questions by drawing from research on a variety of social movements including the "Arab Spring", European indignados movements, Occupy and Turkey's Gezi protests.

About Zeynep

Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, a faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.

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Berkman Center for Internet & Society
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