The uprising will not be televised and even if it is no one is watching in the UK!

Latest “most watched/listened” on the BBC as even they begin to cover events in Turkey today.
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VIRALITY

While some coverage of the protests in Turkey are appearing at the backend of BBC reports here, top of the most watched/listened to list on the BBC TV News website is a piece on a call centre boss who motivates his staff with sing-alongs followed by live video coverage from Westminster Abbey of a special service to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS9MDYmEkHU

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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