"An investigation about the exaggeration of social media as a fluid form of modernism"

Ali Poyraz Gürson
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The world keeps turning, but faster than ever. However, one of the contributory acts of this situation is definitely social media which came into people’s life seven years ago. Social media becomes a recreation of oneself and a raison d’être. Although the titans of social media does not know which road to follow in the beginning, the context of the sites as Face book and YouTube is shaped through the requests of the users. In case of the Twitter still attracts the great attention since from the first day.

The social networking sites which are come into effect in the later of 2006 and in the beginning of 2007, nowadays mediate most of the protests of era. First, in 2009 Iran election period protests show how the power of social media usage began to emerge on the scene. After that, this time events in Tunis broke out and spread all over the Arabian world, protest took place in almost 15 countries. In 2010 the events were namely “Arab Spring” was broken out. And again during those days teenagers came together through their social media communication. Moreover, after the reactionary events both in Iran and Arab World, the usage of social media surprised the West and also in a way inspired them because till that moment social media has never been used like this. After the Tunis and Arab Spring events, the social media especially Twitter showed its power again. After these, in 2013 “Gezi Parkı” instance broke out. It started on 27th of May and continued till 25th of June. Everything is started by the protests of a small group of environmentalists to prevent the lumbering of the trees. How this simple protest causes to become a national and international phenomena. First days, it is given in some of the TV channels and newspapers but the protests gain importance with the usage of Twitter in order to define what is happening in Gezi Parkı.  


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18221/bujss.02403

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