Friday, April 8, 2011

Small Change: Why the Revolution will not be Tweeted

Malcolm Gladwell (2010, October 4) Small change: why the revolution will not be tweeted. The New Yorker.

Its hard to believe the change in technology over the past 50 years. The civil rights war during the 1960s, that started in Greensboro, North Carolina and worked its way through many of the southern states was a huge accomplishment. All of this was accomplished in about a month with just the telephone, mail, radio, and word of mouth. Today with the help of Twitter through the internet, protest like the one from the 60s could form over night instead of a month. The internet has given activists a way to make their voice heard. I am glad there is such a helpful tool out there, that virtually anyone can use. 

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