The Spring Quarter started this week at the University of Washington. I will be teaching a class on the European Union where we will be looking, in particular, at how digital media are changing the EU. One of the issues we will be grappling with is something that often comes up at conferences and discussions in Brussels – the elusive “European public sphere”.
1 million tweets mention Cyprus
As I have been finalizing the preparations for my class over the last couple of weeks, it has been fascinating to observe the online interactions around the economic adjustment programmes for Cyprus that were discussed by Eurozone Finance Ministers on 15 and 25 March. According to topsy.com (see graphic) there have been over 1 million tweets mentioning Cyprus during the last month. The peaks in traffic on Twitter clearly correspond to the two meetings of Eurozone Finance Ministers.
This is the last week of the Winter Quarter at the University of Washington, and I can’t believe that I have completed almost half of my fellowship here already!
Jackson School of International Studies EU Task Force 2013