Twitter revolution


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Twitter revolution

The effects of Twitter and other social networking services on the general public. The term has also been widely used beginning in the 2009 time frame to refer to times of turmoil in foreign countries that limit communications systems, because Twitter feeds are often unaffected by government censorship. See Twitter.
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And the Egyptian uprising that sparked the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak is now dubbed the "Twitter Revolution".
The Twitter revolution now includes an unlikely user… the Taliban of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Unfortunately however, the Twitter Revolution was not only unique but also short lived.
It is fashionable for oped writers and others to call this the Facebook or Twitter Revolution, and the expert analysts in this book do discuss the role of the social networking media but they do not reduce events to that factor.
To call it a twitter revolution is to undervalue the substantial issues that drive people into the streets.
Not so long ago, there was talk of a 'Twitter revolution' when Iranians used Twitter to express their discontent with the 2009 presidential election results.
I kept that in mind in 2009, shortly before I joined National Underwriter, when the so-called "Twitter Revolution" took place in Iran.
I didn't take to this Twitter revolution right away.
And as to Moldova's Twitter Revolution? It seems, "Twitter had scant internal significance in Moldova, a country where very few Twitter accounts exist."
Hope tomorrow things'll get better." The messages are dubbed the Twitter Revolution.
On the other end of the election spectrum was the uprising in Iran over the controversial results and the "Twitter Revolution." The social networking site played a major role in the organization of demonstrations.