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Social Networks and Situation in Ukraine
Transcript of Social Networks and Situation in Ukraine
Situation in Ukraine
by Tatiana Erofeeva
University of Alberta
MACT program, COMM506
A Practical Application of Theory
Instructor: Dr. Milberry
Image Credits: Keepscases
The whole population of Earth can be described in terms of social networks.
Numerous dense clusters
in social networks
Few early adopters
"Tipping point occurs when an idea “takes off” and needs no further stimulation from outside forces."
"The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire."
Idea is widely adopted.
through the lens
of social networks theory
- Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for signing of the association agreement with the EU.
peaceful protests in Kyiv and Lviv*.
Image Credits: DixonD
- Ukrainian government dispersed the protesters in Kiyv.
* majority of protesters:
young city dwellers
The protesters reoccupy the square and clash with police. First takeovers of administrative buildings in Kyiv. Rallies in different Unkrainian cities.
New demands: resignation of government
Image Credits: Alexandra (Nessa) Gnatoush
Government introduces new anti-protest laws. Violent protests intensify.
New takeovers of administrative buildings, this time also in regions.
Further escalation of the conflict.
Protesters occupy numerous administrative buildings in Kyiv and make an assault on arms depot in Lviv.
A lot of victims from both sides of the conflict. First attempts to negotiate.
Image Credits: Mstyslav Chernov (1) and Facebook magazine "Glagol" (2)
Image Credits: Mstyslav Chernov
Snipers on Institutskaya street.
The protests continue despite the signed agreement.
22th of February
- protesters occupy administration buildings in the city center again. New demand: immediate resignation of president.
Strong support of Euromaidan ideas
Changes in public policies in accordance with protesters' demands
All key positions in new government are occupied by protests’ leaders.
People are shocked.
All is well that ends well?
Protests and marches against new government in southeastern regions of Ukraine.
Sevastopol and Republic of Crimea declare independence from Ukraine.
Image Credits: Andrew Butko
Southeastern regions: Russian-speaking majority
Image Credits: Yerevanci
Highly clustered social network
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