Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another Missed Opportunity to Tear Down a Wall with Social Media

Obama should back up Google with more than rhetoric: The US should challenge China's "firewall" before the WTO.

Reminds me off the lost opportunity this past summer when twitter buzz began brewing a revolution in Iran, but again Obama missed a "tear down those walls" opportunity.  Then Michael Jackson died and all was forgotten.

Clay Shirky: How social media can make history
This talk asks how can repressive countries and dictators survive in the information age and the power of social media.  It is just a matter of time until they bust at the seams.