Special Issue from The Communication Review on “Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent”


NETWORKING DEMOCRACY? Social media innovations and participatory politics


DIGITAL MEDIA AND THE PERSONALIZATION OF COLLECTIVE ACTION: Social technology and the organization of protests against the global economic crisis


COMMUNICATION IN MOVEMENT: Social movements as agents of participatory democracy


Occupy Online: Facebook and the Spread of Occupy Wall Street


Skinner, J. (2011). “Social Media and Revolution: The Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement as Seen through Three Information Studies Paradigms,” . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 11(169).


Stephanie Alice Baker, (2012) “From the criminal crowd to the “mediated crowd”: the impact of social media on the 2011 English riots”, Safer Communities, Vol. 11 Iss: 1, pp.40 – 49


Social media and social movements: Facebook and an online Guatemalan justice movement that moved offline


Online Organization of an Offline Protest: From Social to Traditional Media and Back


Advocacy 2.0: An Analysis of How Advocacy Groups in the United States Perceive and Use Social Media as Tools for Facilitating Civic Engagement and Collective Action


Talk About a Revolution: Social Media and the MENA Uprisings


Media and the Arab uprisings of 2011: Research notes


‘The internet is here’: emergent coordination and innovation of protest forms in digital culture


Revolutionary Tactics, Media Ecologies, and Repressive States


Political Mobilization Through Online Social Networks


Collectiveaction2.0: The Impact of ICT-Based Social Media on Collective Action – Difference in Degree or Difference in Kind?


Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr as platforms of alternative journalism: The social media account of the 2010 Toronto G20 protests


The Mediated Crowd: New Social Media and New Forms of Rioting


Thompson, Robin L.. 2011. Radicalization and the Use of Social Media. Journal of Strategic Security, 4 (4): 167-190.


Bhuiyan, Serajul I., Social Media and Its Effectiveness in the Political Reform Movement in Egypt, Middle East Media Educator, 1(1), 2011, 14-20.


Social media and social movements


The Dynamics of Protest Recruitment through an Online Network


Social Media, Human Rights and Political Change


Arab Revolutions and the Social Media Effect


Social Media in the Arab World: Leading up to the Uprisings of 2011


Birds of a Feather Protest Together: Theorizing Self-Organizing Political Protests with Flock Theory


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