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dc.contributor.authorKavanaugh, Andrea L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Seungwonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSheetz, Steven D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Lin Tzyen_US
dc.contributor.authorFox, Edward A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-19T14:36:56Z
dc.date.available2013-06-19T14:36:56Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-01
dc.identifierhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00001149/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19409
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we examine the use of social media, and especially Twitter, in Iran, Tunisia and Egypt during the mass political demonstrations and protests in June 2009, December 2010 - January 2011, and February 2011, respectively. We compare this usage with methods and findings from other studies on the use of Twitter in emergency situations, such as natural and man-made disasters. We draw on our own experiences and participant-observations as an eyewitness in Iran (first author), and on Twitter data from Iran, Tunisia and Egypt. In these three cases, Twitter filled a unique technology and communication gap at least partially. We summarize suggested directions for future research with a view of placing this work in the larger context of social media use in conditions of crisis and social convergence.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofComputer Science Technical Reportsen_US
dc.subjectHuman-computer interactionen_US
dc.titleBetween a Rock and a Cell Phone: Social Media Use during Mass Protests in Iran, Tunisia and Egypten_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.identifier.trnumberTR-11-10en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00001149/01/journal_paper.Kavanaugh_et_al.social_media_middle_east.pdf


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