You want a revolution? The Internet won’t start it; but if the state SHUTS DOWN the Internet, that could help bring it on. (MUST-READ)

In Unsettled Times, Media Can Be a Call to Action, or a Distraction
By NOAM COHEN
Published: August 28, 2011

THE mass media, including interactive social-networking tools, make you passive, can sap your initiative, leave you content to watch the spectacle of life from your couch or smartphone.

Apparently even during a revolution.

That is the provocative thesis of a new paper by Navid Hassanpour, a political science graduate student at Yale, titled “Media Disruption Exacerbates Revolutionary Unrest.”

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