Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Riots In The Age Of Twitter

Here is another informative article from another mainstream rag on riots, this time from the Economist. The article reports on the recent success of tactical riots due to the use of the internet and cell phones, and seems to suggest that this is the most efficient means towards radical ends:
[The anti-globalization movement] has ignored the idea of spontaneous but networked protest, and instead focused on taking large crowds to set-piece events like summits. Such methods look outdated now. Governments are not the only things that networked “anarchy” threatens.
So, maybe I'm taking what I want out of this article for my own purposes, I'm okay with that.

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