Last Sunday, Schipul’s very own Iris McAlpine appeared in a segment on Kim Davis‘ show, NBC Channel 2’s ‘Beyond the Headlines.’ She was joined by Crystal Washington, CEO of crystalwashington.com, and Dr. Nivien Saleh, who teaches Middle Eastern and International Politics at the University of St. Thomas, and recently published a book titled Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution.
They discussed the impact of Social Media on the recent Egyptian revolution, as well as the wider implications of increased Social Media participation. While many people may have dismissed Social Media as frivolous in the past, Egypt’s success in removing former-president Hosni Mubarak from power shows it can be used as a tool to promote large movements; social or political.
The video is available online on Click 2 Houston’s site, and linked here. Check it out: http://www.click2houston.com/news/26916512/detail.html#video