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.