Tweets from Tahrir

Tweets from Tahrir Egypt s revolution as it unfolded in the words of the people who made it The Twitter accounts of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in January and February this year paint an

  • Title: Tweets from Tahrir
  • Author: Nadia Idle Alex Nunns
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Egypt s revolution as it unfolded, in the words of the people who made it.The Twitter accounts of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in January and February this year paint an exhilarating picture of an uprising in real time Thousands of young people documented on cell phones every stage of their revolution, as it happened This book brings togethEgypt s revolution as it unfolded, in the words of the people who made it.The Twitter accounts of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in January and February this year paint an exhilarating picture of an uprising in real time Thousands of young people documented on cell phones every stage of their revolution, as it happened This book brings together a selection of key tweets in a compelling, fast paced narrative, allowing the story of the uprising to be told directly by the people in Cairo s Tahrir Square.Many of the activists were citizen journalists , using Twitter to report what was happening Others used the social network to organize, communicating the next steps necessary for the revolution to move forward Nearly everyone online gave instant reactions to the extraordinary events occurring before their eyes History has never before been written in this fashion The tweet limit of 140 characters evidently concentrated the feelings of those using Twitter Raw emotion bursts from their messages, whether frantic alarm at attacks from pro government thugs or delirious happiness at the fall of the dictator To read these tweets is to embark a rollercoaster ride, from the surprise and excitement of the first demonstration, to the horror of the violence that claimed hundreds of lives, to the final ecstasy of victory.Many of those tweeting also took photographs with their phones and these illustrate the book, providing remarkable snapshots from the heart of the action.Edited by young activists Alex Nunns and Nadia Idle, an Egyptian who was in Tahrir Square when Mubarak fell, Tweets from Tahrir is a highly original take on one of the most important and dramatic events in recent world politics The result is as gripping as any thriller but it s all real.

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    1. Made me wish that I had flown to Egypt to be there on Tahrir with the protesters. They were so brave, and quite honestly the way that they conducted the revolution restored my faith in humanity. #Egypt #Jan25

    2. I almost cried at some tweets! it's the story of the Egyptian Revolution right from the people who made it and right from the heart of Tahrir Square and other spots in Cairo, however I still have a few notes:1. The tweets mentioned in the book are limited to people who tweet in English which deprived us from maybe 95% of activists and eyewitnesses who - obviously in such critical circumstances - tweeted in Arabic so that they can reach the majority of people in Egypt.2. I like how the editors co [...]

    3. "To live the Revolution". Amazing book! Lest we forget the martyrs and the killers, what we've been through and what we've accomplished and what we wanted and dreamed of.

    4. من جنود الثورة الناس اللى مهتمة بالتوثيق,إحنا فضلنا سنين بنتعلم تاريخ مزيف بيكتبه الحاكم على مزاجه و بعدين نكبر و نقرا و نفكر و نكتشف إننا اتضحك علينا, لازم ثورتنا تهتم بالتوثيق جداً و تهتم بالتاريخ و بسرد التاريخ كما يحدث.الكتاب دة مختلف جداً مش بس لإنه بيحكى ال18 يوم الأوائل [...]

    5. You can easily finish it in a couple of hours, yet it's a book that can break those who witnessed it all to tears.I'm grateful for those who've compiled those tweets on the same year. I still remember the release of that book and I believe there was even an event about it at Cairo Uni. Somehow I was never interested in reading what I've seen with my own two eyes ايه الهزار ده هيقولوا ايه جديد. مقالوش حاجة جديدة بس احنا اللي بننسىOn a side no [...]

    6. Shivers Shivers Shivers!I'm proud of everything the book carries. I'm proud that I bought this book so that I can give it to my children one day.Great documenting for a revolution started by networks such as Twitter.The revolution started from Twitter and never slept so far, and only on Twitter.I think the perspective of the revolution from this book is he purest, most emotional and captivating ever, as the tweets are words from the hearts of the people who made this revolution.Reading this book [...]

    7. Too depressing for words; I've had this book for years and would start reading it each January 25th, but this is the first time I finished it. It amazes me how they slowly diluted our spirite people who existed on the 11th of February 2011 would not be quiet with what's happening now. But they drained us bit by bit, executed our hope, and we have forgotten what it means to truly stand up unrelentingly for something.or maybe we're not drained and we're just cynical.which may be even worse

    8. Cool concept, but as you might guess, tweets don't make such a great book. I do follow some of the people in this book on twitter now though, which is kind of cool.

    9. I loved it of course. But a book collecting Arabic tweets too would have documented the 18 days much better.

    10. My review:On January 25, the people of Egypt decided to protest to demand their rights. The planned protest turned into a revolution. It was suppose to take place only in Cairo but, surprisingly, the revolution swept the nation. Social media had its role in the Egyptian revolution. People of Egypt used it as a way to communicate and report what was going on in Egypt. Twitter was the most used tool to get the news across. Social activist, bloggers,etc would tweet what was happening in Egypt in 14 [...]

    11. Tweets from Tahrir represents the first of its kind, a brand new literary form: a compilations of tweets brought together to form a cohesive whole, to tell a story. The editors, Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns, have brought together a collection of pictures and posts from Twitter that tell the story, as the events unfolded, of the revolutionary days in Egypt that culminated in the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. The 140 character limit on Twitter leads to a breathless immediacy, and to read these posts is [...]

    12. This is both exhilarating and disturbing. Exhilarating because it's not like any description of a revolution anyone has ever read before -- each tweet is in the moment, with no reflection and only the information at hand. Given that many of the tweets are also calls to action -- come here now; we need cold medication; etc. -- you get a viewpoint that is truly new. When one of the contributor's feed goes silent, when a report comes in that he is missing, when a stranger answers his phone -- this [...]

    13. A very good recollection of events on the revolution of Egypt in Tahrir Square. When I say very good, it does not mean that it is concise. However, it is unique and interesting to enlighten readers in ways that is close to them: social media itself, which in this case, Twitter. It is a good way of representing the revolution contextually: when it happened, how it is organised, etc. What made it more enjoyable is that they included humorous remarks. Some might not like the format, especially when [...]

    14. Reading this book after four and a half years of the revolution, After Mubarak, Tantawy, Morsi, and now SisI, is really eye-opening. It's good to remember where it all started. I lived some of the moments included in the book in Tahrir. The utopia of Tahrir. Chants, medical supplies,food, tents, cleaning. Everyone cared about his other fellows. The euphoria after Mubarak stepped down. The high expectations. Ironically, we thought we won!The country now is suffering from everything we revolted ag [...]

    15. WOW! Tweets from Tahrir is a powerful book about the Egyptian uprising in January - February 2011 that led to the departure of President/dictator Hosni Mubarak. Following the revolution day-by-day, through the tweets of several key tweeters in Egypt, experiencing the revolution first hand, the book is a surprising, uplifting, sorrowful and joyous read.The book is sequenced by day, down to the second, with a short explanation or summary from the editors for each day, followed by selected tweets, [...]

    16. That was such a joy to read, no better words can really describe the events of Jan 25 than those written by the actual people who instigated/contributed/took part and reported these events.Most interesting to me were the tweets before Jan 25. Personally, I've always thought that peaceful protests can get results in any country except mine, I was hopeless to say the least, even more, I was completely unaware of any plans for protests on Jan 25. To read now what people were saying back then puts a [...]

    17. I really loved this book, every tweet there, every word written there is a reminder of every second of the Jan25 revolution. I lived it, though I wasn't there physically. Some tweets were just so overwhelming and some 'days' were too intensely tweeted that whenever you read the book you'll feel just as if they're happening in your mind again. Beautiful.The revolution is still ongoing and I'm hoping there will be another part for this book because what happened after the 18 days of the revolution [...]

    18. I read this book while reading Wael Ghonim's "Revolution 2.0." While Ghonim's account reflects on his own personal story, Idle's book recounts the collective memory of a country. Initially, I didn't think Idle's style of using various tweets would captivate my attention, but within pages of this book, the story unraveled. It was interesting and heartfelt to learn about Egypt's revolution through the eyes of the people who actually participated in the revolution. While I am sure many historians w [...]

    19. I thought this book was amazing! Although I don't enjoy reading non-fiction books, I really enjoyed this one! This book was really heart touching, it might be a bit intense to read, especially the fact that I'm from Egypt, the country the book talks about, but I really enjoyed it overall. This book talks about the day the revolution started at Egypt, which was at the Tahrir and how people were killed including families!!!It also has the tweets Arab's tweeted during the revolution. But, there are [...]

    20. This book was INCREDIBLE. I love the concept of this book. The scope was quite narrow, the tweets covered are only English language tweets from people in Tahrir. The editors acknowledge that they're only focusing on this tiny area while the whole of Egypt took to the streets. But the story, the message, the rage and the joy, they are all represented. In the words of one tweet-er, "weirdest revolt ever."Read this book. Do yourself a favor. It will make you happy, distressed, uncomfortable, depres [...]

    21. I would have given this book 4 stars but it's mostly tweets! I loved how the tweets had such emotional appeal. I found this book very exciting to read just to see what would happen to Mubarak and his regime. The countless opinions and demands the people had was what really shaped the revolution and made Egypt what it is now. All in all, I recommend this book to get a more personal point of view of the Egyptian Revolution.

    22. Love books that use new media and writing technologies!! These tweets give a particular inside look into what was happening on the ground during the revolution, bringing back memories of the emotional roller coaster that was the 18 days of revolt. Would have been interesting to have some Arabic-language tweets as well.

    23. A must must read, this book is showing us how to live through a revolution, i loved how jan28 represented in this book by two black blank pages and that described how the day was like literally.whenever i miss my revolution I'll read this book to live through it over and over again this is my Egypt, my revolution, my people <3

    24. EPIC! I think It's the best book to read about our Egyptian revolutionKinda liked the black pages expressing the internet blocking and the blank pages expressing the "Not the end" epilogue and my fav. chapters are "the day of revolt""the bloody Wednesday"- this one is truly a masterpiece!- oh god, AYAAAM !a gr8 book for the desperate souls

    25. Our Revolution won't stop . we continue it untill we see our countr free Egypt deserve the better what can i see about this wonderful book . tears alawyse fall on it's paper .e poor egyptian won , the strong regima down .I proud to read about this revoultion in english and in such as this perfekt idea which depend on twitter and facebook . Excellent idea to document it :)

    26. This book collected (English only?) tweets from those on the ground of the Egyptian Revolution, and it's fascinating to see a revolution in real time.

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