Hacks/Hackers: Hacking Egypt
The role of social media and technology with Al Jazeera
The popular uprising in Egypt captivated the world both online and off, and Al Jazeera was at the forefront of the coverage in every media format from broadcast TV to social networks. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin of Al Jazeera English will talk about how they covered the revolution and the role of technology in the events on the ground.
We will also have a recap of the events by Amir Khella (@amirkhella), Egyptian and founder of Keynotopia and Rio Akasaka (@rioakasaka) will present his project: What do 24 hours of Mubarak tweets look like.
This is a joint event hosted with HackDemocracySF.