- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Cambria Books (July 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0956803121
- ISBN-13: 978-0956803122
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,608,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Egypt Unshackled - Using Social Media to @#: ) The System Paperback – July 29, 2011
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More About the Author
He is co-host of weekly The Three Muckrakers podcast on iTunes and Google Play's Podcast Nation. An American/British journalist and author, he is based in Wales. As Editor of UK Progressive Magazine, he is a frequent political, business and Middle East analyst and contributor.
His latest book, 'Show Me You Care, Winning the Customer Excellence Challenge' offers a detailed prescription for every company with customers to manage each and every moment of truth.
He writes from a 200-year-old farmhouse atop the breath-taking cliffs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Wales is a land of great stories and there is no better place on earth from which to tell them.
Top Customer Reviews
I watched Twitter avidly and spellbound as Tweets of this Egypt uprising started flooding Twitter: the #Jan25 movement in 2011. I also cued up Al Jezeera English online in partial screen on my computer, as one of the best sources of journalism about unfolding events, and Google Maps and Google Earth for better perspective. I shortly started "following" on Twitter some of the key individuals later mentioned in this book, as well as this author.
Denis Campbell's book provides a much deeper and wider context for what we saw unfolding those eighteen days in Egypt. He has made sense of raw data, weaving it into a coherent whole. Each of those eighteen days warrants an individual chapter in his book, revealing backstory and key "Tweets" sent out that day. In Campbell's book we can revisit just how Egyptians were conferring in the heat of the moment and "Using social media to @#:) the System". "How 140 characters [in a typical Twitter message] can remove a dictator in 18 Days" indeed!
This book tells the story, in collected tweets, of how the oppressed people of Egypt used technology and the Internet to revolutionise their society. Other dictators or regimes in the region and around the globe will be studying this book thus making it an important contribution and record of the history of the Arab Spring.
I enjoyed reading it for the fascinating real-time glimpses into real human stories as they occurred whilst the revolution unfolded. It will also give cause to think about when and what you tweet or put into your social media because it can have consequences and will be picked up by authorities and readers you never suspected were following. A powerful tool for social change.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This work is a picture perfect presentation of why the revolution in Egypt is a historic event of grand proportions. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by D. Bijl
Egypt Unshackled is a fascinating chronicle of the 18 days of Egypt's 2011 revolution. Until reading this account I had no idea of the true nature of this historic event. Mr. Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by SkyArtist