Where Twitter once held sway, Facebook video, visual platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, and — amid privacy concerns — closed networks like WhatsApp are now the social media of choice in the complex Middle […]
These slides highlight key themes from my fifth annual study on the state of social media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), following previous publications covering developments in 2012, 2013, […]
The continued rise of visually orientated social networks, the dominance of Middle East social media by Facebook and the wider Facebook family, and continued tensions between telecoms providers and services […]
Notes from a presentation at the University of Oregon on 3rd March 2016 exploring take up of social media and key questions this poses for news publishers and journalists.
Presentation given to the What is Media? conference in Portland, April 2016. My slides explore seven major tech trends and how they are impacting on content creation and distribution.
Overview of where we’ve come from, and where we’re going… with an emphasis on social media usage in the USA and some key emerging global trends and behaviors. (Produced for […]
In 2011, the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East. Regime change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya saw the departure of long-established – seemingly untouchable – political leaders […]