Twitter activism

(picture from the Independent)

This story is from the Guardian, then to the Melbourne Age, then to this  blog. I am not sure if this was truly ‘twitter activism’ as the story claims; but still the nativity in which many institutions approach Web 2.0 and its potential for political mobilisation astonished me.  All technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral.  All people are neither good nor bad nor are they neutral.

THE woman behind the mass protests which rocked the capital of Moldova last week has gone into hiding after the so-called “Twitter Revolution” forced a recount of the general election.

Natalia Morar, 25, a Moldovan who has already been banned from Russia for opposing the Kremlin, feared arrest after organising a flash mob which ended with 20,000 people storming the parliament building (link).



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