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Social Media and the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil: What Lessons Can Be Learnt from This?

Social Media and the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil: What Lessons Can Be Learnt from This? The scope of this article is to describe and analyze the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil that flared up in June 2013, as well as the important role the social network sites played in spreading this unrest nationwide. The Internet and social media context in Brazil is set forth and the brief history of the “20 Cents Movement” is unveiled. The dynamics of these uprisings in Brazil is then examined and interpreted in order to understand how important social media were in fomenting this movement. Lastly, lessons learnt and recommendations for policy-makers are outlined such that they can better understand the consequences and unexpected ripple effects arising from the intense use of social network sites in nations marked by major social, economic, political and digital inequalities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Technology for Development Taylor & Francis

Social Media and the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil: What Lessons Can Be Learnt from This?

Information Technology for Development , Volume 22 (3): 14 – Jul 2, 2016

Social Media and the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil: What Lessons Can Be Learnt from This?

Abstract

The scope of this article is to describe and analyze the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil that flared up in June 2013, as well as the important role the social network sites played in spreading this unrest nationwide. The Internet and social media context in Brazil is set forth and the brief history of the “20 Cents Movement” is unveiled. The dynamics of these uprisings in Brazil is then examined and interpreted in order to understand how important social media were in...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2015 Commonwealth Secretariat
ISSN
1554-0170
eISSN
0268-1102
DOI
10.1080/02681102.2015.1027882
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Abstract

The scope of this article is to describe and analyze the “20 Cents Movement” in Brazil that flared up in June 2013, as well as the important role the social network sites played in spreading this unrest nationwide. The Internet and social media context in Brazil is set forth and the brief history of the “20 Cents Movement” is unveiled. The dynamics of these uprisings in Brazil is then examined and interpreted in order to understand how important social media were in fomenting this movement. Lastly, lessons learnt and recommendations for policy-makers are outlined such that they can better understand the consequences and unexpected ripple effects arising from the intense use of social network sites in nations marked by major social, economic, political and digital inequalities.

Journal

Information Technology for DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 2, 2016

Keywords: social media; social network sites; electronic participation; Brazil

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