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Merlyna Lim

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Global Network Society

    Email:Merlyna.Lim@carleton.ca
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 1641
    Website:http://www.merlyna.org/

    Merlyna Lim Investigates Agents of Change in the Modern Revolutionary World

    News reports in the Western world crowed about social media as a catalyst for speedy revolution in Tunisia, then Egypt and elsewhere as part of the Arab Spring beginning in 2010. Just how digital media – whether by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other facet of the World Wide Web – activated democratic uprisings that unfolded independently throughout Arab countries remains a subject of wide discussion…Full Story