Recap of Egypt's Social Media Revolution
On Tuesday, May 3, Dr. Richard Lobban joined Social Media Club Providence at Candita Clayton Studio to speak about Egypt's Social Media Revolution. Dr. Lobban is an expert in African studies and was on the ground during the Egyptian uprising leading a tour group. In order to set the stage, Dr. Lobban gave a thorough overview of the societal factors that led to the Egyptian uprising, including government grievances and severe unemployment issues. Then, Dr. Lobban shared how social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, gave the people of Egypt a voice they had never had before. Using powerful images and first-hand accounts, Dr. Lobban was able to bring the revolution to life for the meet-ups attendees.
To learn more about some of the lessons attendees learned at the event, check out this great blog post by our friends at (add)ventures, who had several people in attendance.