What the World Needs Now…

Solid perspective on the role of tech-mediated activism by Hamza Shaban at ReadWriteWeb.

Twitter didn’t topple tyrants – protestors did. The Arab Spring wasn’t started by a tweet, but by a Tunisian – who set the desert on fire by using his flesh as kindling.

The social web isn’t the revolution, but a tool for revolutionaries. As Occupy Wall Street demonstrates, tech-savvy anger without a unified, actionable agenda is just noise.

Tech is important, but doesn’t do it all.  Well put.

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