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Not Twitter, Not WikiLeaks: A Human Revolution

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Jillian C. York writes about free expression, politics, and the Internet, with particular focus on the Arab world:  

"Like Alaa Abd El Fattah, I think it's too soon to tell what the true impact of social media was on the events of the past few weeks. I also think it's a bit irresponsible of Western analysts to start pontificating on the relevance of social media to the Tunisian uprising without talking to Tunisians (there are notable exceptions; Ethan Zuckerman's piece for Foreign Policy is spot on, Matthew Ingram does a nice job of opening the debate here, and Evgeny Morozov's analysis-which starts with this great piece-is ongoing)."

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