Quotation Bernroider, Edward, Harindranath, G., Kamel, Sherif. 2016. A Comparative Analysis of Social Media Platforms and the Effects of the Internet Cut-Off for Egypt's Social Transformation Movements. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), Hrsg. Conf-IRM, 1-12. Cape Town, South Africa: AIS Association for Information Systems.


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Social media have been implicated in the recent social movements in much of the Arab world. This study examines the use of social media (SM) platforms, namely Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, in the movements that took place in Egypt during 2011-2013. In particular, we explore the relative usefulness of SM affordances for each platform and relate to affordances that were reported to be significant during Egypt’s social transformation movement in a previous study. We also investigate usage levels for each platform over the period of our study and examine how SM users perceived the effects of the Internet cut-off, which blocked access to these platforms for several days at a critical point in the movement. We do so using a survey of university students, who formed a significant group in Egypt’s social movements.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title A Comparative Analysis of Social Media Platforms and the Effects of the Internet Cut-Off for Egypt's Social Transformation Movements
Title of whole publication Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM)
Editor Conf-IRM
Page from 1
Page to 12
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher AIS Association for Information Systems
Year 2016

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Bernroider, Edward (Details)
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Harindranath, G. (Royal Holloway University of London, School of Management, United Kingdom)
Kamel, Sherif (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
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Information Systems and Operations DP (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5367 Management information systems (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5937 Information systems (Details)
5941 Information society (Details)
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