Past, future and change.
|Title chapter:||On the Societal Impact of ICTs: The gap between Journalists’ Analyses and Research Conclusions – the Example of “Arab Revolutions”|
|Keywords:||social media, Arab revolutions, cyber revolutions, journalism, ICT|
|Abstract:||This chapter provides a critical evaluation of media reporting on the so called Arab revolutions. In particular, it focuses on the technological determinism of these reports and overemphasis of the role played by social media in the revolutions. The chapter argues for anti-determinist understanding of »cyber revolutions« prevalent in journalistic reporting.|
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