Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quick Change

Noam Cohen with a sober look at Twitter.
Political revolutions are often closely linked to communication tools. The American Revolution wasn’t caused by the proliferation of pamphlets, written to whip colonists into a frenzy against the British. But it sure helped.

Both reasonable in tone and revolutionary in the sense that this is hardly what we would have expected the Times to have said about social networking back in the silly days of MySpace.

A lot has changed over the past two years. Time to take it all in and process.

1 comment:

  1. It would be an understatement to say that communication allows or disallows a rebellion to take place. Name a major disruption of government and politics that did not use a creative means of communication -- whether a new form altogether (MORSE code in WWI, was it?) or a new way of using an existing form (Hitler's use of radio and film).

    If the medium is the message, soon teachers will not be understood because the media we use are so far removed from the way our students perceive messages outside of school. The message will be lost.


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