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Egypt & It’s Written History

February 3, 2011
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Equally absorbing as it is disgusting to see the situation in Egypt unfolding across multiple media channels – particularly  Twitter. Witnessing the feeds update as the violence began yesterday was sickening as each new tweet shed new light on the the sinister, thuggish tactics from pro-Mubarak supporters.

Even more impactful considering the Egyptian tinterweb had been deactivated up until the other day.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/feb/02/egypt-protests-internet-bitly?INTCMP=SRCH

The Western cultures are looking in, yes. But say what they want about global governments, the ruling elite cannot argue with the democratic voices coming from the web.

As we saw in Iran, platforms like Twitter provide a peaceful weapon against the dark forces of oppression – when they’re accessible that is. During the blackout we saw resourceful phonecalls for change translated into tweets retrospectively. the good will out.

It will be interesting to see how the web alters the style of written history that we will come to interpret in the future.

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