Video from my Feb 8, 2012 talk at Town Hall.
Social-media sites are no longer just where we connect with friends, says Shawn Walker—but are they a valid form of political participation? This companion piece to the Wael Ghonim lecture earlier this evening addresses the use of these powerful forms of communication in the United States, particularly by Occupy Wall Street and other movements. Walker is a doctoral candidate at the UW’s Information School. Presented by Engage: The Science Speaker Series as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with the University of Washington, Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.