Monday, February 21, 2011

Revolutionaries in modern days by Won-sup S

If there is one difference to point out between the revolution of the past and of the present, it would be the use of internet. Without a doubt, internet has influenced our lives in many aspects. For example, people no more have to either meet or send letters that will take days or more to reach. People today can send e-mail to one another or chat in Twitter or Facebook; all of them only takes a short glance to let the message sent. This online source is becoming a common apparatus over the world. It became a method in Egypt too. Ahmed Maher, who first became engaged in a political movement known as Kefaya, organized their own brigade, Youth for Change with others. They, however, could not muster enough followers because most of the follower were arrested. What gave them a change is the use of blog, use of Facebook to protest. This was more peaceful than revolting by using physical force. This is how Facebook and Twitter recently gained power over the world, connecting and organizing people into one 'group'. Even though the utility of Facebook is not shown outside visibly, it cannot be disregarded because people from various regions share ideas very easily in one place. Although the place is online, it has a greater efficacy than that in outline.

Ubiquitous internet enabled people around the world to gather without actual movement. Scandals are disclosed by news reports and people from the opposite side of the biosphere can release a comment in a second. Events occurring in Egypt can be shown to Americans and therefore not only Egyptians but also justified cosmopolitans are protesting against the unjustified. This is one aspect of the present lives and thus we are getting closer to the ideal form of democracy.

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