The limits of social media

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February 8, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Sandy Ikeda  
Posted in Commentary

"The telephone has not made face-to-face contact obsolete, as many once believed it would.  But have the new 'social media' -- Facebook and Twitter -- finally done what earlier technical advances couldn’t do? Do the events in Egypt these past two weeks make this any more plausible? Reports like this one from the New York Times tells how a Facebook page dedicated to an Egyptian citizen beaten to death by police catalyzed popular sentiment against the ruling regime." (02/08/11)  

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