Zeynep Tufekci has been studying and participating in global social movements for more than a decade. Nowadays, she says, a tweet can unleash a global awareness campaign, and a Facebook post can mobilize millions. But, she argues, the political achievements of many modern social movements, such as Occupy, are not proportional to the energy and crowds they inspired. Tufekci, a ‘techno-sociologist’ and author of the new book “Twitter and Tear Gas,” joins us to talk about networked social movements and why some fail where others succeed.
Techno-Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci on the 'Power and Fragility of Networked Protest'
Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; author, "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest."