Online Lecture: Social Networks, Social Media & Social Revolutions

What it comes down to is that it’s easy to click like on a Facebook status update or retweet a post with a political view you support. Those clicks may have subtle, long-term effects on changing ideas, much in the same way a bumper sticker would. But social media has not proven itself to be a tool of immediate and profound social change – even in the high profile cases where proponents of the new technology insist that it has been.

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