Wael Ghonim's Revolution 2.0 and Tweets from Tahrir, edited by Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns, are two different accounts of the popular anti-Mubarak uprising in January and February 2011. This review considers each book's construction of personal and national narratives of the Egyptian revolution and offers detailed accounts of the events. This review also explores the common central theme in both books: the role that new social media play as new activist tools in Egypt and how Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites function as organizational means and communication channels with the outside world.
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Book Review| October 01 2013
A Personal Story and a Collective History of an Uprising
Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater than the People in Power; A Memoir.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Idle, Nadia and Nunns, Alex, eds.,
Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt's Revolution as It Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made It.
Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (117): 153–158.
Hossein Khosrowjah; A Personal Story and a Collective History of an Uprising. Radical History Review 1 October 2013; 2013 (117): 153–158. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-2210686
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