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Tahrir Data Project. Preliminary Descriptive Analysis. Discursive Context. Pessimism and Utopianism since Iran and Moldova 2011> Deen Freelon’s 4-part taxonomy The Hype and the Blowback Still a n anecdotal debate Still: « Was it a Facebook Revolution?». The Tahrir Data Sets.

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Tahrir data project

Tahrir Data Project

Preliminary Descriptive Analysis


Discursive context

Discursive Context

  • Pessimism and Utopianismsince Iran and Moldova

  • 2011>DeenFreelon’s 4-part taxonomy

  • The Hype and theBlowback

  • Still an anecdotaldebate

  • Still: «Was it a Facebook Revolution?»


The tahrir data sets

The Tahrir Data Sets

  • TDS-a: protester media-use

    • 1200 interviews between Feb 24 & March 1

    • In-depth, “superficial” questionnaire

  • TDS-b: coordinator media-use

    • 35 individuals, semi-structured, purposive sample

  • TDS-c: Twitter and transnational networks

    • #jan25 tweets between Jan 21 & Feb 11

    • 675,715 tweets, 106,000 users, 27 languages


Tds a protester sample

TDS-a: Protester Sample

  • “Hidden population”

  • Predominantly:

    • young,

    • well educated,

    • non-politcally active,

    • wired

    • men


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Frequencies:

media use


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Logical Regressions:

Out on first day &first time protesting


Protested on day 1

Protestedon Day 1


Not 1st protest

Not 1st Protest


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Frequencies:

Media rankings and protester behaviour


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Media Rankings (1)


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Media Rankings (2)


Key protest metrics

Key Protest Metrics

Reliability

Documentation

Sources:

TV, Live, Phone, FB, Print

Users

FB, live TW, phone, sat

Relay

  • Blogs (>tw, live, fb, em)

  • Exaggeration for Blogs and TW in content types and motivations

  • Facebook and TV strongest showers

  • Both as info types and activities

  • The strange showing of live communication


Implications of tds a

Implications of TDS-a

Digital distinguishthemselvesthrough:

  • Degreee and characterofmedia use

  • Behaviorof media users

  • User relationships to media


Tds c tweeters

TDS-c: Tweeters

Power law distributions

for tweeters and retweeters.


Tds c transnational communication flows

TDS-c: Transnational communication flows


Tds b coordinator strategies

TDS b: Coordinator Strategies

  • Traditional media & Hybridity

  • Strong ties and weak ties

  • Transnational Information Flows as

    • Security

    • Motivation

    • Principle


Preliminary conclusions

Preliminary Conclusions

  • Digital media are distinct

  • Digital media vs hybrid media

  • Context and contingency

  • Weneedmore sophisticated models

    • Utopianism and pessimism do not suffice

    • Information ecologies

    • Functional network mappings


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A Facebook Revolution?

Silly Question


Moving ahead

Moving Ahead

  • Implications for further research

    • Grounded research

    • Localresearch

    • Open research

    • Comparativeresearch

  • Objects for further research

    • Mapping

    • Relay

    • Duplicationand comparison


Tahrir data project

http://tahrirdata.info


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