Comments on: Should social media be shut down during a riot? http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/ Bringing the world of social business to you Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:12:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Michelle http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-35582 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:34:03 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-35582 Our good governing bodies are just looking for any way to make sure that they have control over the information on the internet aren't they?
Should government be allowed to shut down social media during times of civil unrest? There's a question, now.
If you ask any member of the federal government here in Canada – they would call this entire year a time of civil unrest. Where would it end? There's one reason and one reason only for this type of research – our governing bodies are trying to find ways to keep their ways quiet. Don't help them to do that.
Even if you believe your government is fair, and in place because it's need ultimately outweighs it's damage.. the fact is, that everyday, somewhere on our planet – someone in power is abusing that power. Since the increase in popularity of social media – and the switch has come about from sharing mythical onions and tomatoes in your Farm, to sharing information and media bites, suddenly those who are abusing that power are being caught and called out. This can not possibly be a bad thing! We should all fight for and hold dear our social media, where the truth comes out, on a daily basis!

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-31338 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 08:10:05 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-31338 Good find Tom, thanks for sharing.

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By: John http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-31337 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 08:09:07 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-31337 I think censoring social media by governments or even totally blocking social media such as twitter and facebook (blocked in China) is just another way to control and manipulate citizens. Whether it results in more or less violent protests I think is very difficult to ascertain.

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By: Tom Daily http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-31336 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:04:04 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-31336 More evidence here that shutting down social media does more harm than good
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/1207

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By: adigaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-22977 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 19:50:26 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-22977 After a year of social unrest, Bill Wasik writes, it's worth revisiting Malcolm Gladwell's claim that social media offers little of practical value to would-be revolutionaries. The Arab Spring uprisings and Occupy protests have shown that while social networks may not in themselves be enough to foment revolution, they are powerful tools in the hands of an already-motivated population. "Activists may need 'strong ties' to risk their lives in the streets, but it’s clear those ties can stretch across continents, and can consist entirely of bits," Wasik writes.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/gladwell

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By: Ink Cartridges http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-21817 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 20:22:45 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-21817 However, looking at the broader issue of whether governments should have the ability to shut down social networks, that's a big hell no from me.

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By: Crowd dynamics in a riot | Adi Gaskell says... http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-21599 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:53:37 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-21599 [...] riots are what interest me however as there have been direct questions asked about the role social media has played in the riots that struck London this summer.  New research from Oxford University has [...]

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By: culline59 http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-20634 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:50:37 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-20634 I read the post and it is really very informative regarding social media. I like the posts like this. Thanks for sharing such an information and letting me to share my thoughts also.

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By: adigaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-20441 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:24:50 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-20441 Twitter was not used to encourage people to riot, it was used to help mobilize the post-riot cleanup, according to a study from the Joint Information Systems Committee, a research group composed of educators from U.K. universities.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222516/Tw

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By: adigaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/08/should-social-media-be-shut-down-during-a-riot/#comment-19224 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:55:26 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=540#comment-19224 Good find Nick, and a very positive development. Nice to see parliament not giving in to scaremongering.

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