The first ever revolution caused by Social Media?
eRevolution 2.0 allows people to organize protests on social media websites.
“All in all, while it's probably too early to tell whether Moldova's Twitter revolution will be successful, it would certainly be wrong to disregard the role that Twitter and other social media have played in mobilizing (and, even more so, reporting on) the protests.”- Foreign Policy Magazine
Another example of an eRevolution was Iran’s Green Revolution. Some even called it a Twitter Revolution. Twitter allowed people to convey messages of the revolution as foreign media was banned.
By learning about the unfair elections and injustice, people wereempowered.
One of the people behind Egypt’s revolution, WaelGhonim, was an executive at Google. He inspired people on twitter to protest against the oppressive regime.
Ghonim (wearing a Twitter T-shirt): “I am not a hero. I only used the keyboard, the real heroes are the ones on the ground”
After days of persistent and non-violent protests, Egypt finally gained it’s freedom.
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