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Twitter-twatter

To be honest, I was anti-Twitter until two months ago. With the popularity of Facebook, I thought for sure Twitter would be a short-lived fad, similar to the Furbies from my childhood. My roommate, Erin Kelly, made a Twitter account … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English: Tells the stories that other networks do not

Throughout the semester, while watching the news and listening to some of my professors share their thoughts about the Egyptian demonstrations, I learned about Al Jazeera. I will be honest: Until last month, I had never heard of the news … Continue reading

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This time, Twitter reigns

It is already Day 17 for the protest movement in Egypt. In the uprising’s third week, CNN’s Ivan Watson interviewed Wael Ghonim, who played a key role in organizing protesters using the Internet. He said Egypt’s uprisings are “definitely an … Continue reading

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Boston demonstrators unite for Egyptian government reform

At least 100 protesters peacefully marched around Copley Square in Boston on¬†Saturday¬†afternoon for five hours to speak out against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Anti-government demonstrators gathered outside Trinity Church as news came of Vice President Omar Suleiman and other top … Continue reading

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Learning more about Egypt’s street revolution

This afternoon, Northeastern University’s International Affairs Program and Middle East Center held a forum about the “Egyptian Revolution” and Arab protests throughout the Muslim world. “There’s corruption all over the world. Generations all over the world can no longer stand … Continue reading

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Social media tools aid protesters

News of mass demonstrations is never met with ease, especially when protests occur in a country I will be traveling to four months from now. Yesterday, tens of thousands of Egyptians unsatisfied with their government rallied against the country’s declining … Continue reading

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