Can Facebook and Twitter Overthrow a Government?

Can Facebook and Twitter Overthrow a Government?
Voices of Youth
May 26, 2011
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"Online social media gets the information out in real time not just within national borders but throughout the rest of the world. Its strength lies in its speed and reach, which is something that we shouldn’t just arrogantly dismiss as inconsequential. But the popularity of these networks shouldn’t overshadow the rightful recognition of the power of citizens to organize themselves for a common cause, their courage in the face of mortal danger, and their struggle against strong and oppressive regimes. In the end, the message is still more powerful than the medium."

Writers like Malcom Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink, Evgeny Morozov, and Agnus Johnston have presented arguments against the use of social media to upstart a revolution.  Here, a young voice takes a stab at the argument.  Read more in the link below.

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