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The Fall of a Single Sparrow...

The whole revolution in Egypt and the ensuing protests in the other more autocratic states in the region has really woken me up, in a lot of ways, to the power of social networks, these days, in enabling those kind of actions...

Here's a very intriguing article and radio news story about Twitter and the impact it has had as well.

But it's just... making me really think about the twists and turns and crazy things people will try to do with technology that no one could have thought of before it was available...
This one was foreseen, I think. Hmmm. Actually most of the uses of computing have been forseen, along with many uses that have not yet materialized.

Notice, too, how dependent the revolution was on the good will of Google. Fair enough. But Google is in the end a business, and who knows if its future management will be sympathetic to democratic revolutionaries? They are "not evil"--but will they stay that way?