5 Social Uprisings That Were Wired

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 11, 2011

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How 5 Recent Social Uprisings Were Wired -- Scientific American

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and other instant communication platforms have helped to fuel riots and find missing persons this week in some major UK cities. But these events are only the most recent example of how new technology has greased the wheels of social change.

From the horseback ride of Paul Revere​—and for millennia before—people have used the latest technology available to rally others sympathetic to their cause. As ubiquitous as Twitter and Facebook have seemed lately in spreading the word for gatherings, whether benevolent or malevolent, many recent demonstrations and revolts have used a variety of primarily digital platforms to spread their message. Here are five examples in just the past two years:

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My comment: Here is an easy prediction .... this is a list that will probably grow with time.

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