Was the Revolution Tweeted? New Media and Old Networks in the Egyptian Revolution


Liz Nugent and I argue that revolutionary mobilization-via-twitter shouldn't be studied in a vacuum, but rather in comparison with more longstanding, "traditional" interpersonal networks, like civic organizations, unions, and religious communities. National survey data from the Arab Barometer lets us examine Interactions and overlaps between "new" and "old" networks.   

We presented a working paper at the POMEPS annual conference in May 2014. The paper is currently under review.