Masudul Biswas and Carrie Sipes perform a comparative content analysis of Twitter and Facebook posts from a sample of Syrian and Libyan activist groups. By considering online content in the context of post-revolution Libya and the continuing upheaval in Syria, the authors shed new light on online activist agenda-setting. They find that while social media is used as a tool to maintain and expand momentum during revolution, in a post-revolution climate the same media serves as a venue for idea-sharing and political discourse.
Social Media in Syriaâs Uprising and Post-Revolution Libya: An Analysis of Activistsâ and Bloggerâs Online Engagement
by Arab Media & Society | Sep 24, 2014 | Monitor