“The Turkish revolution will be Vined”

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Fri, Jun 7th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Every Revolution Has Its Social Media of Choice. In Egypt, it was Facebook. According to Elias Groll of Foreign Policy, Turks prefer Vine.

Not surprisingly given Turkey's Internet-savvy population, the clashes have also played out in vivid detail online, producing a collection of dramatic videos that capture both the carnival-like atmosphere on the streets and the heavy-handed police response. Vine, the video app that Twitter launched in January, has been having something of a moment over the past few days, and users in Turkey have been harnessing the service to generate GIFs of the unrest -- video postcards from a protest movement in progress. Dramatic footage has flooded YouTube as well. (Cue the heated debate over the role of social media in fueling the demonstrations.)

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