Turkle argues that it is in face-to-face conversation “where we learn to make eye contact, to become aware of another person’s posture and tone, to comfort one another and respectfully challenge one another – that empathy and intimacy flourish.” She adds, “In these conversations, we learn who we are.” You will write an essay about your own views with communicating with social media and in-person and draw on her essay to support your view.
Do you agree with Sherry Turkle’s argument?
After an assassination attempt, the UN and Saudi Arabia forced Saleh to step down as Saleh could not command loyalty from his people. Saleh’s inability to gain consistent loyalty roots back to the regimes instability between rulers as well as their lack of wealth for the regime to pay rent to its military and people, therefore not being able to gain their support. Although Egypt had a similar success in their uprising, there are more factors that play into the success of the opposition. Egypt has long defined its citizens role in society and relation to state through their labor, as their only labor union (ETUF) is a state controlled entity that coops labor activists in return for social and welfare benefits. The upsurge of labor action in Egypt began 10 years before the revolt due to the degradation of living conditions. The regime had continuously bribed its laborers with free transportation, medical care, increased pay, etc, however it began to falter due to its widening lack of funds to pay off their “rent”. Workers began to stop receiving benefits and Egyptians demanded change. As the gap between the ETUF and laborers widened, strikes began to become a frequent entity of being a laborer in Egypt. Initially, the activists respected the regime and didn’t call for the fall of such, instead peacefully demanding change. Spaces of visibility for the opposition began to undermine the regime and eventually the creation of a private labor union called for resignation of Mubarak. The uprising experienced a lot of violence and repression, as the regime began to disable internet and start attacking the opposition. Eventually Mubarak stepped down, however this regime change did not bring about complete change within Egypt, as the repression was a long historical characteristic of their state. The mobilization of the laborers is something we had not seen in other states, and it proved effective. This proved that when a state is lacking oil wealth and hereditary rule, it leaves space for oppositions to organize against a regime due to lack of a controlled coercive apparatus. On the contrary, uprisings seemed to fail in oil rich states that had long and successful hereditary rule. These variables allowed the states to become more repressive, as prior material and institutional powers used the coercive apparatus with political leadership to overcome the uprisings. Bahrain saw the largest uprising per capita, however they also maintained a strong coercive apparatus to silence such uprisings. Due to their monarchial rule, significant oil wealth, and support from Saudi Arabia as well as the US, Bahrain was able to successfully silence its political opponents through its military. A revolution could overturn US and SA influence in Bahrain, so these outside powers helped>GET ANSWER