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Twittering Revolutionaries

Posted by seumasach on July 16, 2009

“The United States, ironically, appears to be engaging in the concept of permanent revolution, a Marxist idea, but it is now doing so twitter style.”

Philip Giraldi

16th July, 2009

The twitter and text message explosion has changed the face of revolution.  Thousands of messages can be sent out in seconds to tell protestors where to gather or what spots to avoid because of heavy police presence.  The internet enables the disaffected and politically marginalized to organize and plan.  The authorities are clearly worried.  One of the first things that the Chinese and Iranian governments did when confronted recently by popular unrest was to limit access to the internet and shut down cell phone transmitters.

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