The sight of Russians speaking out for democracy via social media last weekend brings to mind the political protests that have defined 2011 — from the Arab uprisings in the Middle East, to the Occupy movement, and now in Russia. It raises the question of just how vital a role the Internet and social media played in this year’s protests. Could the historic turmoil of 2011 have happened without the Internet?
Facebook, Twitter and the Protests of 2011 (World Citizen, by Frida Ghitis)
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