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atlantis's avatar

How powerful is social media today?

Asked by atlantis (1862points) July 21st, 2011

Aaron: uh…!/311Somerville/status/94090883938516992

Minus Manhattan: What’s that?

Aaron: I just argued with the city of Somerville until they gave me a bike rack in front of my local bar

Aaron: It took 5 minutes

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marinelife's avatar

It is very powerful. The defense in the Casey Anthony trial followed social media and adjusted their defense strategy accordingly.

It brought down Rep. Anthony Wiener.

sophiesword's avatar

well its definitely not powerful in china, is all i can say !

atlantis's avatar

@marinelife please Wiener was begging to be brought down

atlantis's avatar

@sophiesword That’s true. China vs. Google. China won.

jaytkay's avatar

Facebook and Twitter key to Arab Spring uprisings
…Nearly 9 in 10 Egyptians and Tunisians surveyed in March said they were using Facebook to organise protests or spread awareness about them…
…During the protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the vast majority of 200-plus people surveyed over three weeks in March said they were getting their information from social media sites (88 per cent in Egypt and 94 per cent in Tunisia)....


atlantis's avatar

@jaytkay They were pivotal in first two uprisings, but the ones that followed; Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain… They haven’t been able to tap the collectivity of revolutions. Is that deliberate, you think?

atomicmonkey's avatar

I tweeted that “Kimya Dawson’s Alphabutt album is the best way to teach your kids about farts,” and she totally retweeted me!!!

You probably saw this on the news.

My delight quickly turned to horror, however as I realised that I should have said it was the second best way to teach your kids about farts.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is all.

Schroedes13's avatar

Social networking is one of the most powerful forces in our world today. In China, social networking still plays a major role. Many of my colleagues have facebook and twitter accounts.

stuartdell92's avatar

It is one of the best tools to communicate and promote businesses today.

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