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Perrottet, A. (2011). The twitter revolution. Pacific Journalism Review, 17 (2): 234-235. Review of Social Media and Politics: Online social networking and political communication in Asia, edited by Philip Behnke. Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Siftung, 2010. 140pp. No ISBN number.
Author(s): Alex Perrottet
Reviewed book edited by Philip Behnke
Publication date: 
October, 2011

This book provides an informative snapshot of where countries in and around Asia are with their technology and how governments are responding. Behnke binds together reports from Pakistan to the Pacific, some of which include analyses of elections such as the 2010 'Twitter election' in Australia, and more conflicting chapters as the Thai 'Red Shirts' political crisis during 2010, as well as the 2010 Philippine election.