Twitter/Facebook revolutions?

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and now Yemen – increasingly the supposed experts are saying that facebook and twitter facilitated these revolutions. Apart from the obvious crap in such ‘opinions’ (the army is always key), Christina made a good point yesterday. Take a look at these pages from the protest leaflet from Egypt:

Sure, twitter and facebook get a mention – they are to be avoided at all costs, since they and other media (blogs etc.), are being monitored. Instead, the leaflet repeats the call to send by email, fax or print and hand them out. So much for the facebook/twitter revolutions.

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4 thoughts on “Twitter/Facebook revolutions?

  1. “twitter and facebook … are to be avoided at all costs” is an unsound conclusion, a false generalisation. Instead, the sound conclusion is that twitter and facebook were to be avoided in publishing and dissemiating this particular pamphlet.

    Facebook and twitter got the crowds together and quickly.

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