Was social media the driving force behind the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt? Commentators in the West are divided. Some insist that Hosni Mubarak would never have fallen without Facebook and Twitter. To which others respond that these tools promote only weak forms of organization and were incidental to the protests gaining momentum. The question is of more than academic interest to those either trying to predict when the next regime fall will come or, perhaps, trying to help it along.
An oped piece I wrote for the Journal. I’ll post my original text later.