Book review

Murthy, Dhiraj (2013) Review of Twitter, in Journal of Peace Research 430–430.

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Media and revolution have long been comfortable bedfellows. From the telegraph and transistor radio to today’s ‘new media’ revolutions and activist internet videos, the relationship between the medium and message often blurs – especially when the newest medium available is used to send that message. With over 500 million users sending out 55 million unique tweets per day, Twitter is inescapable, but how influential is it? Dhiraj Murthy investigates this question, scrutinizing how Twitter influences global activism, journalism, and disaster responses.

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