syria: a social media war

While the Arab Spring proved again what a powerful and disruptive force social media can be, the Syria’s civil war is the first full-blown conflict presented to the world by YouTube and LiveLeak, the video-streaming site known for hosting violent and graphic content that would typically be pulled off of YouTube.Social media has “become crucial to shaping how the crisis in Syria is portrayed and perceived,” wrote Middle East affairs analyst Chris Zambelis in July 2012. In the last year, the trend has only intensified.  

via The Daily Dot – Why the Syrian uprising is the first social media war.

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