The unfolding dramatic events in Egypt are high on the news agenda everywhere in our globalized world. It seems clear that social media such as facebook and twitter has played a key role in the ongoing changes.
As journalism educator, I do find Krish Kandiah’s reflections on Egypt and the facebook revolution really insightful. This includes the following observation:
News can spread very quickly to a large number of people through facebook and twitter – this is especially important in places where the press is controlled by the government. In Egypt this seems to be a factor.
This blog post by Krish Kandiah also illustrates his helpful ten questions on exploring the implications of social media.
Norsk: De siste ukers og dagers dramatiske hendelser i Egypt illustrerer betydningen av sosiale medier som facebook og twitter, noe som Krish Kandiah fremhever i blogginnlegget Egypt and the facebook revoultion.