I am Andy Carvin, and I use social media to cover Arab revolutions for NPR. Ask me anything!
Hi everyone, Andy Carvin here. For the last two years I've worked as a virtual news anchor covering the Arab Spring. Primarily through my Twitter account, @acarvin, I've covered more than half a dozen revolutions in the region, and have worked with my Twitter followers to debunk rumors, authenticate videos from citizen journalists, and cover battles/protests in real-time, all from 5000 miles away. I just wrote a book about the experience, called Distant Witness, which officially comes out today, the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.
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UPDATED: Thanks for everyone who came to the AMA - I hope you enjoyed it!