New PDF release: Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary

By Paolo Gerbaudo

ISBN-10: 074533248X

ISBN-13: 9780745332482

ISBN-10: 0745332498

ISBN-13: 9780745332499

'Tweets and the Streets' analyses the tradition of the hot protest hobbies of the twenty first century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy stream, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the connection among the increase of social media and the emergence of latest types of protest. Gerbaudo argues that activists' use of Twitter and fb doesn't healthy with just like a 'cyberspace' indifferent from actual truth. as a substitute, social media is used as a part of a undertaking of re-appropriation of public house, which comprises the assembling of alternative teams round 'occupied' locations akin to Cairo’s Tahrir sq. or New York’s Zuccotti Park. a thrilling and invigorating trip throughout the new politics of dissent, Tweets and the Streets issues either to the artistic chances and to the hazards of political evanescence which new media brings to the modern protest experience.

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