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    • The Progressive Populist
    • 18.02.11 | 10:39 (IST)

    ...they are meant to be used in democracies. They are a natural contiuation of what was before (I hardly remember what it was but never mind...). That´s why the social media stirs up things fast and dramatic in repressive regimes, because the very essence of it it anti-repressive. In noisy and dynamic democracies, like in Israel, the effect is different. Here the social media is evolution, in Egypt it is revolution. So social media in Israel will not throw everything upside down. But eventually, when the pendulum swings again in our society, and the center-left goes through some miraculous resurrection, then new, exciting and progressive ideas will travel with the speed of light and bring great momentum to a "altneu" civil, secular and democratic movement. But not as revolution, but as a healthy evolution.

    from the article: Facebook, not fighter jets, can topple Iran's regime
    First published 02:24 18.02.11 | Last updated 02:24 18.02.11
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