3 Critical Questions (relating to social media and/or dissent, social change, protest)
  1. What is the relationship between ‘old’ media and ‘new’ media at sites of protest in Egypt?
  2. How did new media and mobile media tools enable citizen journalism in Tahrir square?
  3. What kinds of security or surveillance of social media did the government impose in Egypt?

3 Keywords (useful search terms for further research)
  1. Web 2.0 AND protest
  2. “Facebook Revolution”
  3. Social Media AND Security

3 additional sources (references to academic or critical journalistic features that will help with your podCase project)
“What role did social media and capable devices have on the ongoing events in the Middle East?” Engineering & Technology (17509637); .

Shirky, Clay. “The Political Power of Social Media.” Foreign Affairs, Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p28-41. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=56624549&site=ehost-live
Suárez, Sandra. “Social media and regime change in Egypt.” Campaigns & Elections (2010); .

Kimberly Richardson
podCase Project: 3X3 assignment

3 Critical Question:
1. After the riots in London, the UK government debated whether it should shut down social media websites in order to stop further riots from taking place. Would this make any difference or would people still be able to find a way to express their thoughts?
2. Is there anything practical the government can do to prevent riots or protest happening brought on by new media and mobile media tools?
3. Because of the recent riots in London, questions are being raised over whether London could be trusted to stage a safe Olympic Games. What kinds of security or surveillance of social media will the government in the UK have to have?

3 Keywords:
1. London AND Riots
2. Government AND Prevent
3. Social Media AND Security

3 Additional Sources:
1. “Riots in Britain reflect today's social ills -- and social media.” Academic Search
Premier (08827729); Aug2011.

2. Clayton, Mark. “How much are Twitter and BlackBerry to blame for British riots?”
(08827729); August 2011.

3. Shaver, Joe. “UK Internet Shutdown.” Human Events, Aug2011 (0018719) Vol. 67,
Issue 29

3 Critical Questions Monica Swick
  1. Have online news sources and social media made young people more aware of current events?
  2. Does the mass media distort the realities of dissent?
  3. How big of a role did social media actually play in recent uprisings such as the "Arab Spring" and the London Riots?

3 Keywords
  1. Young people AND Current Events
  2. Mass Media AND Dissent
  3. Internet AND Riots

3 additional sources
Sopher, Christopher K. “Younger Thinking: An Evaluation of Young America and the Future of News Media and Civic Life.” Last modified April 19, 2010. Accessed September 20, 2011.

Boykoff, Jules. “Framing Dissent: Mass-Media Coverage of the Global Justice Movement.” New Political Science, 28, no. 2 (2006): 201 228. Accessed September 20, 2011. http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=4&hid=11&sid=0c7c52e9-4bb8-4166-a677-5e7c423bab91%40sessionmgr12.

Alexander, Anne. BBC News: Middle East, “Internet role in Egypt’s protests.” Last modified February 9, 2011. Accessed September 20, 2011.

Mohammad Khalil Masri

3 Critical Questions

1. Why did the disclosure order against Twitter lead hundreds of people to tweet information revealing the identity of the footballer, Ryan Giggs?
2. How can privacy laws work against the global nature of the Internet and social media?
3. Does the leaking of censored information on social media sites speed up the end for print media?

3 Keywords

1. Ryan Giggs and Twitter
2. Privacy and Social Media
3. Print versus Online

3 Sources

1. Lyall, Sarah “ Parliament Joins the Fray As Twitter Tests a Law. New York Times, 03624331, 5/24/2011 Accessed 21 September 2011.

2. Wash, JoCo “Print media vs Online media. Who will win? The Tech Brief Posted 31 March 2008. Accessed 21 September 2011.

3. Footballer’s Twitter disclosure order prompts online action. BBC News. Posted 21 May 2011. Accessed 21 September 2011

Christine Ungaro

3 Critical Questions
  1. After the death of Mark Duggan people looked to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Social Media to share their outrage, which led to the London Riots. Is it right to pin the start of the riots on social media for spreading the word or would it had happened even without social media because of news broadcasting companies?
  2. London has been questioned if they are safe for tourism or even the 2012 Olympic Games how will London step up their security especially during the Olympics in 2012?
  3. During the riots London officials where considering to shut down social media for a security purposes. Would this cause more or an outrage among citizens?

3 Keywords

  1. Social media and Security
  2. London and Riots
  3. Social Media and Riots

3 Sources
1. Beckford, M. (2011, August 12). Louise Mensch MP calls for Twitter and Facebook blackout during riots. Telegraph. Retrieved September 20, 2011, from www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8697850/Louise-Mensch-MP-calls-for-Twitter-and-Facebook-blackout-during-riots.html
2. Ingram, M. (2011, August 8). Network Effects: Social Media's Role in the London Riots - BusinessWeek. Businessweek - Business News, Stock Market & Financial Advice. Retrieved September 20, 2011, from http://www.businessweek.com/technology/network-effects-social-medias-role-in-the-london-riots-08082011.html
3. Johnson, B. (2011, August 8). London’s burning, and BlackBerry’s in the firing line Tech News and Analysis.
GigaomTech News, Analysis and Trends. Retrieved September 20, 2011, from http://gigaom.com/2011/08/08/londons-burning-and-blackberrys-in-the-firing-line/

Ashley Orozco
3 Questions
Do you think that the news industry is losing control of how news is being shared?
In what was do you think that social media has changed the way we look and/or report news?
Do you think the demand in use of social media brought about change in the way news is received and reported?

3 Key Words
Social media and News
Development of journalism
Reporting and Social Media

3 Sources
:. (n.d.). Journalists increasingly using social media as news source, finds study | Media news | Journalism.co.uk. Journalism jobs (media, editorial), news for journalists | Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved September 21, 2011, from http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/journalists-increasingly-using-social-media-as-news-source-finds-study/s2/a544193/
Americans’ Consumption of Education News - Brookings Institution. (n.d.). Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact.. Retrieved September 21, 2011, from http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0329_education_news.aspx
Rosenstiel, T., & Journalism, A. M. (n.d.). Overview | State of the Media. The State of the News Media 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011, from http://stateofthemedia.org/2011/overview-2/

Kendyll Pickard
Com 462
3X3 Assignment

Critical Questions:
  1. How has new media changed the way the politicians and their constituents interact? How has that changed democracy
  2. Over the past few years how has social media caused an evolution in political activism?
  3. Does social media effectively work to propel large scale social change?

3 Key Words:
1. New Media AND Politicians
2. New Media AND Social Responsibility/Activism
3. Social Media AND Social Change

3 Additional Sources
  1. Ampofo, Lawerence, Nice Anstead, and Ben O’Loughlin. “TRUST, CONFIDENCE, AND CREDIBILITY” Information, Communication & Society14..6 (2011): 850-871.Academic Search Premie. EBSO. Web. 22. Sept. 2011

2. Kahn, Richard, and Douglas Kellner. "New Media and Internet Activism: From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to Blogging." New Media & Society 6.1 (2004): 87-95.Http:richardkahn.org/writings/tep/newmediaactivism.pdf. Web.

3. Gladwell, Malcom. “SMALL CHANGE.”
New Yorker 86.30 (2010): 42-49. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 22 Sept. 2011.//