Tweeting from Egypt's Tahrir Square

Friday, February 04, 2011

Transcript

Amid the chaos in Egypt this week, protesters kept the Twittersphere buzzing with first-hand information about what was happening on the ground. Among the vigorous tweeters was Mona Seif, an activist, blogger and post-graduate student at Cairo University. She spoke to OTM from Tahrir Square, where she says the mood was hopeful.

Comments [10]

QLineOrientalist from Brooklyn

I've followed the tweeting from Iran. (I know Persian.)
I am envious at how truthful and business-like the Arabic tweeters are. The ratio of rumor/lies to truth in the Persian tweets is embarassingly high.
Here's an article I wrote on the subject:
http://www.qlineorientalist.com/IranRises/twittering-tabriz/
Sad.

Apr. 29 2011 03:54 PM
Dion Twayne Watson from Southside

THE use of twitter and other social networks in Quiro seems to be more than just a thing to do it is a way to communicate during a time of need; a way to not only share the activities happening now but events that people want to take part in the future. The government had even tried to shut this down for the people but as there is power in numbers they still continued to go on forward in their activities

Mar. 10 2011 11:40 AM
Zachary Hinton from Raleigh NC

This article def shows the positives of social networking sites. We see something posted on facebook that the whole country notices. Facebook/Twitter get to a mass so fast. I think maybe in the future even the US government might start using it in order to give information to citizens. (The interview wasn't the best, however the good thing about onthemedia is that you can read along)

Feb. 20 2011 07:25 AM
Tajai

I think it is very great and encouraging on how they use thier social networks, they basically used the networks for a way to plan activities for the future and the government had tried to shut it down but they still kept engaging in their events which was really great.

Feb. 15 2011 01:06 PM
Brandon Burroughs from raleigh nc

THE use of twitter and other social networks in Quiro seems to be more than just a thing to do it is a way to communicate during a time of need; a way to not only share the activities happening now but events that people want to take part in the future. The government had even tried to shut this down for the people but as there is power in numbers they still continued to go on forward in their activities. It gives the impression that the people had a backup plan prepared for the incidents such as a corrupt government when they started off on a major social network and then moved to one that was lower in popularity so that they could converse and they also used land lines to do so when the internet was shut down. The speaker in this post seems to have a very positive tone which usually implies that things are hopeful and or are going down a positive road. Taking advantage of this seems to be another way innovation and technology has saved people or allowed then to interact more with people of power and people in need.

Feb. 10 2011 10:20 PM
Quentin Hammonds from Raleigh North Carolina

Are they serious I can't understand her in any way. What did she say about the social network and how glad they are to have it. This is one of the worst interviews I ever heard and they need to work on their technology she can't be heard. PS twitter is OK its not all that people that have a life would know that.

Feb. 08 2011 11:20 AM
Axel Ztangi from Berkeley CA

I think I stumbled into the comedy corner.

Feb. 07 2011 02:41 AM
Atlanta Roofing

This is only gonna get worse. Things are about to change dramatically. We will be in a world war unlike the previous 2 from the 20th century. It will be a century long world war. Everyone needs to prepare themselves.The Muslim Brotherhood has been touted by experts as the possible next ruling party of Egypt. Some label them as a radical islamist group, others say they're a moderate movement that respects democracy.

Feb. 06 2011 03:45 PM
OTM Listener

This segment is virtually unlistenable due to the poor quality of the audio. A shrill breathless reporting is not the kind of calm, insightful view I'd expect from OTM.

Feb. 06 2011 03:31 PM
Ed from NYC

Read Frank Rich's column, 2/6/11 and you will see how behind the curve OTM really is. Such a silly, silly show and premise - media reporting on media.

The two hosts are ninnys who think they're important with important views.

Feb. 06 2011 08:21 AM

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