Saturday, February 12, 2011

That's A Wrap


Laugh at the punny headlines, but also read Ethan Zuckerman's blog about Mubarak's resignation. Ousting a dictator is not enough. Egyptians must rebuild their government now, and then comes the question of our era: what role will Facebook play in the transition?

And what role will Facebook play in the next revolution? History is set to repeat itself in Algeria already as their government shuts down the internet and deletes social-networking accounts. It doesn't surprise me that these repressive governments ruled by elderly men can't do anything right when it comes to social networking. Ever try to explain Facebook to your parents?

2 comments:

pinkpackrat said...

Great post-- I love the Daily News headlines too and am totally on the same page with you about the generation gap and social media. Once again the internet has evened the playing field and these autocratic geezers don't even know it.

Kristen said...

I was thinking of writing a book "Facebook for Dictators," but then I remembered that I don't want to help them.