Identity and Unity through “New Media”

“Indeed, modern Egyptian mass culture, from its beginnings with privately owned newspapers in the 1870s to vaudeville and the recording industry, which became powerful cultural vehicles in the first two decades of the twentieth century, had a tremendous influence on the Egyptians masses…It is the totality of these media, working together, which entertained, informed, and […]

Online Activism to Real-World Activism: Social Media’s Role in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and its Aftermath

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“As an amplifier of human intent, technology will be only as effective as the offline social networks it is built upon, and only as good as the human intent is able to direct it” (Brisson and Lee 31). In 2000, less than 1% of Egypt’s population used the Internet, but by 2011, this number reached […]