IMHO

Using Twitter

photo © 2009 webtreats | more info (via: Wyli I ran across a link (in my Twitter stream where else) to a post by David Jakes. 140 Characters and Beyond: Extend Your Use of Twitter. I haven’t had time to more than scratch the surface of it, though I did play with a Twitter Fountain. […]

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Cat People

Reading about disasters, wars, suffering of every kind through the screen of written news or television.. the information has always been there but the information has never been so immediate, so graphic and so personal. Because Twitter does feel personal, it is personal conversations, personal connections as well as news a full day ahead of […]

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Bahrain

Subtitle: Why I need to take a break from Twitter I had been wondering how one could use Twitter in classes, it seemed to me that this was an incredibly rich way for students to learn. I am not a teacher but on Friday night I wrote to a history teacher who has always been […]

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Something is happening, Mr. Jones

It is not that I think I will see world peace in my lifetime because of Twitter. I may be an idealist (semi-closeted) but I am not a complete idiot.  I do think something very interesting is happening though. A man named Kovas Boguta has devised a really wonderful graphic showing the influences English speaking […]

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Further notes on online communication during revolutions

There’s an excellent overview of how online communication tools were used during the Egyptian Revolution as well as a timeline of communication shutdowns here: Egypt Revolution 2011 and Communications. It’s by Ramy Raoof whose photos I followed via Twitter links during the demonstrations.

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The Sandmonkey effect

Hearing that Sandmonkey had been arrested made my heart clutch up. My cousin (whose knowledge of the Middle East is better than mine) had told me I should follow a “witty Egyptian blogger” Sandmonkey, if I was interested in what was happening. I found his blog and read this post: Egypt, right now!. He said […]

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Getting to know the protesters

Hundreds of people infront of the presidential palace in Heliopolis. So peacful. So cold out here. #egypt #jan25 posted by @jarelkamar from Twitter for iPhone 2 hours 48 mins ago see: http://yfrog.com/h0enezqj I’ve been glued to Al Jazeera Engish’s live stream of Tahrir every moment I haven’t been at work or in the car (except […]

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Egypt, right now, via Twitter

H_Eid Hossam Eid® by 3arabawy كلام فارغ RT @RassdNews: عاجل ومؤكد || اعلان حاله حظر التجوال من الساعه 3 ظهرا اليوم وتم تبليغ جميع الشركات والموسسات عن طريق الهاتف 6 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply » 3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام Protests expected around 3pm RT: @bencnn: In Mahalla, few tanks, NO police. No demos yet. […]

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Egypt right now

Biggest turnouts to date, all over the country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/feb/08/egypt-protests-live-updates1 Wael Ghonim’s interview riveting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjimpQPQDuU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW59LZsjE_g&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V690GO7YzgA This is the real deal. The Berlin Wall of right now. Faculty members of Cairo University [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF17Mu4eDa4[/youtube] Fine Egyptian Youth [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnV05jTVmWo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/youtube] At the barricades http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/02/07/watson.egypt.revolution.cnn

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