Social Media: Empowering or Exhausting? - Episode 4

In this episode, Canan and Laura take on the role of social media in their work and personal lives and attempt to answer the questions: is social media empowering or exhausting or both? And how do we find a balance when faced with so much information? Having as starting point for the discussion Zeynep Tüfekçi’s latest book “Twitter and Tear Gas. The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest”, Canan and Laura discuss their own use of social media in times of protests, the type of content they generally choose to share, how they find inspiration online and how they use social media to feel empowered and empower people.

Show Notes and Links:
Zeynep Tüfekçi: “Twitter and Tear Gas. The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest”
Zeynep Tüfekçi Twitter: @zeynep
Zeynep Tüfekçi “Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature”: http://nyti.ms/2sYJgkl
Tandem: http://www.tandemforculture.org
Fatma Aydemir: http://www.cafebabel.co.uk/culture/article/fatma-aydemir-the-young-berliner-between-two-worlds.html
Page Bookstore Café Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/PagesBookStoreCafeAmsterdam/

Music Credits:
Migrant Mother by Mild Maynyrd licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, Creative Commons.

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