Evgeny Morozov compares Kyrgyzstan to Iran:

[F]or obvious geopolitical reasons, pundits are paying much less attention to protests in Kyrgyzstan than they did to protests in Iran and Burma (or even Thailand). If there were no U.S. military bases in Kyrgyzstan, I doubt that this story would ever have made the front page of the New York Times. But social media couldn't care less about geopolitics and military bases. Predictably, we see no significant buzz on Twitter;  unlike Justin Bieber, the Kyrgyz revolution is not "trending" as a popular topic there.

The crux of his argument:

For all the hype about "digital revolutions", "analog revolutions" are still the norm, not the exception.

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