Huijser, Henk and Little, Janine (2011) From masterchef to the Arab Spring via Wikileaks: social media and political change. New Zealand Online Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1 (1).
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This comparison between Bahrain and Australia shows how the main impact of social and mobile media has been in the form of facilitators of rapid political mobilization, as well as tools for everyday socializing and entertainment. Social media are both contributors to, and symptomatic of, a blurring of the boundaries between politics and entertainment, and public and private spheres, whether their users are in Australia or Bahrain, but they are not in themselves the makers of material sites of democracy or even agency.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Open access journal.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||social media, political change, mobile media, Arab Spring, Wikileaks, Slactivism, Hactivism|
|Depositing User:||ePrints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jun 2012 00:19|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:13|
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