Merlyna Lim Investigates Agents of Change in the Modern Revolutionary World

News reports in the Western world crowed about social media as a catalyst for speedy revolution in Tunisia, then Egypt and elsewhere as part of the Arab Spring beginning in 2010. Just how digital media – whether by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other facet of the World Wide Web – activated democratic uprisings that unfolded independently throughout Arab countries remains a subject of wide discussion…Full Story