Social media used in protests in Syria

Syria’s spontaneously organized protests

This BBC article describes the Syrian protests and how social media was involved.

Social media has been extremely important in these recent protests. The Facebook page of ‘Syrian Revolution 2011’, asked people to take to the streets for Friday protests. The group has 120,000 followers.

Many people also used Twitter to spread news of protests, locations and slogans to use during protests. The account of @SyRevoSlogans offered slogans for people to use during demonstrations.

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About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.
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