The new politics of the 21st century

I liked this quote from Timonty Garton Ash’ article in the Guardian yesterday: Twitter counts more than armouries in this new politics of people power:

Probably the single most important thing the US state department has done for Iran recently was to contact Twitter over the weekend, to urge it to delay a planned upgrade that could have taken down service to Iranians for some crucial hours of people power ­protest. Welcome to the new politics of the 21st century.

Please take time to read the whole article, Ash is good, as usual!

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