06 February 2011

Internet Social Networking and Cities

The situation in the Middle East starting with Tunisia and spreading to Egypt and other countries in the region proves the power of the Internet through social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to mobilize people in cities for social change. The movements were without real leadership or planned action and thus radically different from other similar urban protests in the past. Such mobilization could not have happened without these technological innovations. What are the implications of the growth of Internet social networking for the governance of cities? Any comments are welcome. Also, manuscripts concerning this topic would be very welcome in the online journal Urbana: http://www.tamuk.edu/geo/Urbana/
Manuscripts can be sent directly to michaelamcadams@yahoo.com

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