Blog for lab section of Jessica James' MC1313-Media Writing
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ethan Zuckerman, Director for the MIT Center for Civic Media spoke during last weeks Mass Comm Fair. Zuckerman discussed his views on the role and future of social media in the world. A key point addressed was the role social media can play in democratic governments. As examples Zuckerman talked about the recent conflicts in the Middle-East and how citizens in countries like Egypt used social media to engage in protest.