31 Mar 2011

Wael Ghonim on Revolution 2.0 in Egypt

I would like to expand on what Wael said about the Internet (and technology 2.0) being key... I agree it was. But let's not beguile ourselves into thinking that social media sparked it - or can in any way, conclude it. It is not people from the virtual world who did it, it was people from the real world using the virtual world. It is all about people, not technology, which is a mere tool.

Social media tools are just like earlier popular media used by people to voice dispproval or dissent - like music in the 60s and 70s. As each is taken over by the "system", people simply find new means and tools. (More on that in another post.)

Well, Godspeed to him - and the good people of Egypt.

By the way, I really liked his final statement.

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