The Power of Political Trend

The Power of Political Trend

Today, publics would ask for your twitter name right after hello. That did take place back in the 90’s with the upswing of Social Media in Kuwait, back when mIRC was the electronic trend.

The only difference between the 90’s and nowadays is that we were thrilled just for the idea of having a chat with another human being through a keyboard, a mouse and a huge Compaq screen.  While; development continuously happening to Social Media; mIRC, E-Mails, Hi5, Msn Messenger, Forums, Facebook,  Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram… And comes along human nature, we all got used to Social Media, so we decided to shift focus of excitement, to politics.

The Prime Minister of Spain Jose Maria Aznar was ousted back in 2004 through Text Messages! Text Messages created the concept of revolutions, handed it to Social Media. In the Arab world it started in Kuwait in 2009 demanding the Prime Minister to “leave” and he was ousted. (Surprised?)

Then it hit Tunis which was the Arab Spring trigger, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen and the political run. In addition of a Women2Drive Saudi Campaign that is still getting worldwide support to help Saudi Women in attaining their driving (social) rights.

Social Media (Twitter and Facebook) mainly helped Revolutionizing through E-Mails (Coded, Secured), Twitter (Motivational, Support), Facebook (Photo Sharing, Group Belongingness, Event Planning). Even though Governments did cut Social Media on revolutionize-rs, outsiders did a perfect job filling the spaces.

The Power of the Political Social Media is constantly increasing through the main factor, time. Users are spending more time, being more attached, having more access to information, reading more data, educating their own brains, analyzing with others and developing the ability of decision making in parallel with the ability of influencing and getting influenced.

About Danah A. Taqi

PR, Marketing & SocialMedia Consultant. I stand up for HumanRights. And, I dip Watermelon in Vimto.

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  1. 1
    Mohammed Alsafy says:

    totally agree….
    in additional, people tend to use the social media to avoid the confrontation and face to face contact, in many cases. yet, it is much easier and readily available to all

    however, Tunisian revolution did not start or caused by social media, Egypt was

    thanks for sharing this article ….. enjoyable

    • 2

      Thank you Dr. Mohammed for the comment.
      It is true what you pointed at. Social Media is an easier way of communicating and delivering a message, in their case.. revolutionisers wouldn’t have the chance to confront the heads of their countries.

      Tunisian boom started with the Bo Azizi and the police woman. Social media took off with it. The trigger started from Human and Civil rights perspective in addition to the irrespective of the Tunisian citizens. Started as news over the Social Media, then to opinions mixed with anger resulted to the freedom of Tunis.

    • 3

      I believe Tunisian Revolution was the spark of what’s happening in the Middle East. Going back to Influence principles (as addressed in social psychology), it is obvious that “social proof” was the reason behind everything.. Personally, I anticipated the revolution to storm Middle East specially on January 25.

      Revolution blueprint has been designed four years ago.

  2. 4

    love it Danah
    all the Best dear :)

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