I'm always a little reticent to draw lessons from things still
unfolding, but it seems pretty clear that ... this is it. The big one.
This is the first revolution that has been catapulted onto a global
stage and transformed by social media. I've been thinking a lot about
the Chicago demonstrations of 1968 where they chanted "the whole world
is watching." Really, that wasn't true then. But this time it's true
... and people throughout the world are not only listening but
responding. They're engaging with individual participants, they're
passing on their messages to their friends, and they're even providing
detailed instructions to enable web proxies allowing Internet access
that the authorities can't immediately censor. That kind of
participation is reallly extraordinary.