Erica Silverman analyzes Fatah Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's recent embrace of Facebook:

Fayyad, with his eye on the presidency, is looking to demonstrate that he is a reformist who can deliver between Fatah and Hamas. His new online presence is a nod toward transparency from a government that many see as corrupt and unaccountable. Fayyad also clearly prefers for Palestinians to vent their frustrations on Facebook rather than on the streets.

And we all know who led the way: Queen Esther of Alaska.

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