I think anybody who is interested in the power of social media to revolutionize not merely the way we do business, but the way we live our lives, should be paying close attention to what’s happening in Tunisia. I wish I’d known about this earlier. This likely is a harbinger of more changes to come, as peoples’ ability to communicate, share, inform, and educate (all of which facilitate collaboration and innovation) expands to ubiquity.
To me this represents an aspect of emergence that is incredibly exciting. It’s very democratic and participatory, incredibly disruptive, yet it’s hard to say what that will mean as process and structure coalesce behind our desires and needs. Gives me goosebumps!
We couldn’t spread democracy through the use of force very effectively (and surely not very efficiently), but technology is doing it for us . . . and to us. I was thinking this is part of our evolution, but then – since we’ve created the technology – realized it’s intelligent design =;^D