Did social network Facebook share some of the responsibility for the Tunisian revolution and the fall of Ben Ali’s regime? Ever since Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate act, many of the Tunisian demonstrations were relayed on social networks. In less than one month Tunisia had managed to overthrow the authoritarian regime of Ben Ali, who had been in power for over 23 years. The rapidity was surprising and led many analysts to wonder if social networks had become the essential tool in denouncing autho
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In this edition: young Iranians using illegal technology to bypass internet censorship; a Facebook page naming and shaming bad parents in Kenya; and a butterfly fails to faze a...
2014-09-17 Social Media
In this edition: WikiLeaks releases a list of governments using"weaponized malware"; outrage over a "Human Zoo" installation in the UK; and a man high-fiving passers-by in New...
2014-09-16 Social Media
In this edition: news media urged not to show ISIS videos; the "Book Bucket challenge" sweeping the web; and a golfing duo in a pretty impressive display.
2014-09-12 Social Media
In this edition: reactions to Barack Obama's speech on the Islamic state organisation, a campaign to stop violence against aboriginal women in Canada, and an original cover...
2014-09-15 Social Media
In this edition: online reactions to the death of David Haines; politicians in the Philippines challenged to ride public transport; and a billiards champ in a stunning display.