finally seeing more on Twitter from Beruit, but little live coverage elsewhere.
Uh, can we please talk about the drug cartel in this? If anyone is making people piss their pants scared to use social media, it’s the cartel. It’s one thing for a terrorist organization to have an account to promote their ideals, it’s another thing to kill people for holding accounts or even sending one-time messages against their ideals.
However, this particular article on the Shabab network in Somalia is still fascinating. Though they’re obviously trying to promote themselves in a more polished manner, this could also mean people in the Western world can start conversations directly with insiders to the Shabab via Twitter. Instead of promotion, it could more likely backfire on the terrorist group.
Twitter is abuzz with excitement as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab revolutions.
Twitter gives such immediacy to events, it seems strange to be doing the dishes while feeling a little that you’re in Libya.