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- Is this the beginning of a New Age in the Middle East? Tunisia. Algeria. Egypt. Now Yemen. Soon Jordan? What about the petro-dictatorships?
- Is it possible that protests at present will be tolerated to a point, but not allowed to result in any real change, certainly no New Age?
New Names, Same Establishment?
- À la Tunisia, even if we see governments fall, will they be replaced largely by members of the same establishment and little of substance will have changed?
Anarchy and Chaos?
- Will these revolutions unleash anarchy and chaos? It might be that different groups seize the opportunities presented by the power vacuum..?
- The West is not just worried about Tunisia and Egypt, as the chorus of discontent spreads: It’s crossed the water and the deserts to Yemen!
- Egypt: Mobile networks down. Internet access stopped. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and other social media no longer working. Protests go on…
- Social revolts via Self-Assembling Dynamic Networks enabled by telecommunications can only be temporarily blocked because of vital use.
- Humans are more resilient than we think. There is a high probability that protests will find their way even without internet access.
- Humanity has been protesting long before the internet and will continue to do so with or without it, once the momentum is there.
- Nobel laureate El-Baradei: Egypt is being isolated by a regime on its last legs. In state of panic. Stresses solidarity with the protesters.
- US State Dept: Closely monitoring [Egypt] situation and are aware that communication services, including social media, are being blocked.
- What are the real causes of digitally-driven leaderless revolutions? 1. High unemployment; 2. Food and fuel prices; & 3. Corrupt Leadership.
- If revolutions occur like falling dominoes in Middle-East how much of this contagion will have been caused by Wikileaks, Facebook & Twitter?
- No question about whether digital technology has been a catalyst: Wikileaks has precipitated upset, outrage and anger in ordinary citizens and the powers.
- What Wikileaks originally announced was amplified manifold via Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and mobiles leading to combustion.
- Financial markets appear not to have connected the dots – seem to be quite positive – despite spreading revolutions in the Middle East? Why?
… More to Follow…
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