Social networks & social revolution
April 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
Information is power, but 21st century technology has unleashed an information revolution, and now the genie is out of the bottle.
Video: The Network Revolution
Produced by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin & Ben Connors
Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have become the new weapons of mass mobilisation; geeks have taken on dictators; bloggers are dissidents; and social networks have become rallying forces for social justice.
As people around the world challenge authorities, from Iran to Tunisia, Egypt to Yemen, entire societies are being transformed as ordinary citizens see the difference, imagine the alternative, and come together to organise for a better future.
So, are social networks triggering social revolution? And where will the next domino fall