Gladwell Sticking To It, Ctd

by Patrick Appel

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry exposes Malcolm Gladwell's faulty logic. Ackerman interviews Ahmad Gharbeia, a "computer security specialist" in Tahrir square:

“The role of the Internet was critical at the beginning,” Gharbeia says. “On the 25th, the movements of the protesting groups were arranged in real time through Twitter. Everyone knew were everyone else was walking and we could advise on the locations of blockades and skirmishes with police. It was real time navigation through the city, and that’s why it was shut down.”