The following is an interview I conducted with Palestinian-American activist Fadi Quran on March 2, 2012, following his release from military custody. Quran was arrested on Feb. 24 during a protest in Hebron, West Bank. He was released on Feb. 28 after growing international media and pressure.
“Social media has more eyewitnesses than ever, recording the voices of people on the ground,” said Storify CEO and co-founder Burt Herman to an audience in McClatchy Hall yesterday afternoon. “There is so much amazing source material out there that we can’t just passively look at what people are saying, but we have to drive through social media and see what people think.”