Will the revolution be tweeted? A conceptual framework for understanding the social media and the Arab Spring

  title={Will the revolution be tweeted? A conceptual framework for understanding the social media and the Arab Spring},
  author={Francesca Comunello and Giuseppe Anzera},
  journal={Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations},
  pages={453 - 470}
The goal of this article is to build a conceptual framework for understanding the role of social media in the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, considering two different disciplinary perspectives: International Relations and Internet Studies. More specifically, it relies on literature on Middle Eastern political systems and on social network sites. It also refers to literature that examines the relationship between (social) media engagement and civic engagement. Building on this foundation, the article… 

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