The impact of social media has made in the Arab Springs

Nathan P Horner


Supervised by Helen Phillips; Moderated by Peter Burnap

A number of people in the middle east have disputed their governments competency. As a result this has led to widespread carnage and rioting in an attempt to overthrow various dictatorships and evoke freedom. It is still unclear how such movements amassed such a following in the short space of time. I intend to identify the full extent that social media played in the the overthrowing of various governments such as Syria and Egypt.

I intend to use systemic approach along with SSM modelling to gain a clear perspective and identify the role that social media played during this period of controversy.

Initial Plan (18/10/2012) [Zip Archive]

Interim Report (14/12/2012) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (03/05/2013) [Zip Archive]

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