The role of social media continues to be discussed as a possible key factor in Egypt’s ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
As unrest ripples through the Middle East, Jeffrey Brown talks with Washington State University’s Lawrence Pintak, Al Jazeera’s Abderrahim Foukara, Georgetown University’s Adel Iskander and correspondent Margaret Warner, who just returned from Egypt, about how traditional media and social media factored into the uprisings. Continue reading
The Egyptian government has not limited its crackdown on protests to security presence in the streets. Ray Suarez speaks with two analysts about how the battle over phone and Internet service has highlighted the role of communication technology in organizing and fueling the demonstrations. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff looks at what the protests in Egypt and Tunisia mean for the Muslim world and beyond with Tarek Masoud of Harvard University. Continue reading
Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from Cairo on the political demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian officials try to dissuade further protests. Continue reading
Americans are expected to have given roughly $300 billion in charitable donations in 2010 with individuals making up $220 billion of that. For a closer look at the role of social media in philanthropy and its limitations, Ray Suarez speaks with Allison Fine, co-author of “The Networked Nonprofit.” Continue reading
For the 1 percent of users who woke up to a different Twitter experience Wednesday morning, it was probably the biggest change they have ever seen to the real time information service. Twitter has approximately 160 million users and there … Continue reading
Kelly Oxford started writing an anonymous blog more than seven years ago after spending a lot of time online reading sites about child-rearing. What she found were places where fellow mothers could communicate with each other, but they just weren’t very entertaining.