Friday, February 18, 2011

Revolutions by Paul H

People have revolted from their all powerful leaders for hundreds of years. At its base, people fight back for the same reason: freedom. Even though they fight for the same thing, throughout the years communications and technology have literally "revolutionized" revolutions. Back at America's beginning, patriots tried to convey ideas of rebellion through newspapers and other old style forms of media. Being a smaller country at the time, spreading the word was more difficult that it is these days.
An example to a quickly uprising Revolution today is the rebellion in Egypt. The president of Egypt, Mubarak, has controlled power for decades. The people want change from this dictator type of leadership. One person in Egypt, Maher, set up a group on the most popular social networking site in the world, Facebook. Facebook is a very easily accessed website on the web; everybody has access to it. This group quickly gained members and eventually led to riots. Modern media spreads the word at the blink of an eye. There is no difference behind the meaning of the Egyptian Revolution and American Revolution, although modern media has made this current Revolutions become popular quickly.

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