TTBOOK: Protest 2.0 May 6, 2011

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Clay Shirky considers how social media can allow someone in say, Tunis to overthrow their government. Gregg Housch acts as spokesperson for the Anonymous movement, the hackers who brought down the sites of Master Card, Paypal and Visa after they shut off donations to Wikileaks. Christie Taylor, one of the sleep-in activists at the WI State Capitol kept a diary of her experiences. Ivan Sigal describes Global Voices, a group that came into being in response to the so-called Arab Spring. Romesh Ratnesar thinks al Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups are irrelevant with regards to the Arab Spring.



Clay Shirky considers how social media can allow someone in say, Tunis to overthrow their government. Gregg Housch acts as spokesperson for the Anonymous movement, the hackers who brought down the sites of Master Card, Paypal and Visa after they shut off donations to Wikileaks. Christie Taylor, one of the sleep-in activists at the WI State Capitol kept a diary of her experiences. Ivan Sigal describes Global Voices, a group that came into being in response to the so-called Arab Spring. Romesh Ratnesar thinks al Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups are irrelevant with regards to the Arab Spring.