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Mobs and mobiles - the "dark side" of social media

Mobs and mobiles - the "dark side" of social media

Tubaro, Paola (2012) Mobs and mobiles - the "dark side" of social media. [Audio]

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Abstract

Tonight, Paola Tubaro of the University of Greenwich, who's made a study of the role of digital communication in the 2011 riots in England, examines the 'dark side' of social media: "in the cases of Tunisia and Egypt, everyone praised social media as instruments of democracy; but in the midst of the riots, the same power of social media to bring people together and organise collective action appeared scarier..."

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: This is a recording of a 14-minutes speech for BBC Radio 3's "The Essay" which was broadcasted on 4th October 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media, English riots, social networks
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9235

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