13 febbraio 2011

Twitter Revolution

The online social media have become so important in linking and mobilising activists that the uprising in Tunisia has gained the alternative title of Twitter Revolution.

The name was earlier given to the events in Moldova and Iran in 2009 and all three have also been described as Facebook revolutions, though the name hasn’t stuck in the same way. It’s too early to say which, if any of them, will be identified in the history books as the Twitter Revolution.

Source: Word Wide Words

"I wouldn't know a twitter from a tweeter, but apparently it is very important". H.Clinton

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