Teargas action during Gezi park protests. Events of June 15, 2013

Join us on Saturday, August 5th, at 10am PDT/12pm CDT to begin an informal “slow Twitter chat” about Zeynep Tufekci’s new book, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.

The idea for this chat sprung (almost unbidden!) from a short Twitter conversation noting a recent review at Ars Technica. A few of us had the book in our queues—or on that invisible list in our heads—and saw this as an opportunity to connect over the reading experience.

The intent of the “slow chat” format is to be more welcoming to people across different time zones. Please join in when you can with your thoughts on the book itself or its themes. We’ll open with a few prompts in the first hour, and the rest is up to you!

We’ll discuss Twitter and Tear Gas in segments on Saturdays in August, beginning with the Preface, Introduction, and Chapter 1 on August 5th.

Facilitator: George Station (Cal State Monterey Bay lecturer and Virtually Connecting participant)

Primary hashtag for the discussion: #TwitterAndTearGas.

See Zeynep Tufekci’s site for more about the book and its author, and ordering/download info.

(Image CC BY-SA by Mstyslav Chernov)