Saturday, January 15, 2011

File Under: You Can't Spell "Twitter" without "TWIT"

Why is Andrew Sullivan even bothering to wonder, "Could Tunisia be the next Twitter revolution?" "Next" would imply that there was a previous "Twitter revolution" and as we know, there was not, so please, enough with the Twitter-as-Global-Change-Agent nonsense.

Best bit from the link:

Shirky ends the story of the lost Sidekick by asking, portentously, “What happens next?”—no doubt imagining future waves of digital protesters. But he has already answered the question. What happens next is more of the same. A networked, weak-tie world is good at things like helping Wall Streeters get phones back from teen-age girls. Viva la revoluciĆ³n.

1 comment:

pansypoo said...

iran is still simmering.