An expert speaks

by | Jun 18, 2009


Via Charlemagne at the Economist, this small gem: BBC News Online interviewed social networking expert Jonathan Zittrain at Harvard about the use of social media technologies in the Iran protests, and asked him whether this was a seminal moment for social networking.  He began his response thus:

“It’s just too early to say but my expertise tells me what is going on is extremely interesting.”

More from Jonathan Zittrain a bit later in the programme…

Author

  • Alex Evans

    Alex Evans is founder of the Collective Psychology Project, which explores how we can use psychology to reduce political tribalism and polarisation, a senior fellow at New York University, and author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren’t Enough? (Penguin, 2017). He is a former Campaign Director of the 50 million member global citizen’s movement Avaaz, special adviser to two UK Cabinet Ministers, climate expert in the UN Secretary-General’s office, and was Research Director for the Business Commission on Sustainable Development. He was part of Ethiopia’s delegation to the Paris climate summit and has consulted for Oxfam, WWF UK, the UK Cabinet Office and US State Department. Alex lives with his wife and two children in Yorkshire.


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