SNS의 효율적 활용과 이집트의 급속한 정치변동
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This thesis argues that SNS played a significant role in the success of the anti-government protests in Egypt. SNS led to the resignation of the country's dictatorial leader. President Hosni Mubarak kept the country under tight dictatorial rule for 30 years. Mass protests filled the streets of Egypt in an 18-day revolution. The use of SNS were the main resource for the Egyptian Revolution. The anti-government protests was triggered by the movement “We are all Khaled Saeed”, which created opportunities for Web-fueled social movements to draw public attention to this tragic incident. The Egyptian revolution started on January 25. The development of SNS employed to communicate with each other and focused attention on a citizen who was unlawfully tortured. The anti-government protests were not subjected to the standard of government propaganda. The powerful impact of SNS that was utilized effectively execute the revolution represents a motivated citizenry and the collective action of transportation to overcome government propaganda. SNS enabled citizens and activists to gather in mass. The revolution in social media acquired enormous worldwide attention. SNS change the landscape of collective action by providing opportunities for political expression, information exchange. SNS helped to build and strengthen ties among protests. The ordinary citizens have had a symbolic identification for collective actors. They share their views of their anger at events with each other. Actors' efficacy in using SNS, such as Facebook and Twitter, introduced speed and interactivity that were not possible through the reliance on traditional mobilization among protesters and between protesters and the rest of the world. The individuals within Egypt who used SNS have the characteristics of opinion leaders in political communication and participation via social media channels.