Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cartoon 7: Mubarak Quits

This cartoon, captioned "Its a Facebook world!" likely due to the fact that social networking sites such as Facebook were the main organizational tools as the Egyptian revolution began; protesters organized demonstrations and protests through Facebook and Twitter causing the internet to be shut down in Egypt. Facebook and Twitter playing such an instrumental role in a revolution is a product of the 21st century and set this movement apart.

1 comment:

  1. It is pretty amazing the role social media has played in these revolutions and demonstrations. I think it's mostly a good thing, but I worry about wrong info being instantly and massively disseminated as facts.