Tunisia’s Revolution Was Twitterized

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

About Rick Ladd

Since my retirement from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2010, I have spent quite a bit of energy on developing work as a social media marketer for small business, a business manager for an AI software development firm, and as an editor/proofreader for a number of business books and a couple of novels, as well as a two-year return engagement at Rocketdyne from 2015 to 2017. I have decided to stop actively pursuing business in these fields and am now positioning myself to be a writer. I have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but I’ve never really attempted to make any money at it; at least not specifically. I’m starting out with a couple of memoirs and, currently, I’m studying the craft, creating a detailed outline and timeline, and honing my skills as a storyteller. Pretty sure I’ll be writing some fiction as well. View all posts by Rick Ladd

2 responses to “Tunisia’s Revolution Was Twitterized

  • Vencil

    They are Twittering, right now,that the Police are using full muscle to give the appearance that Abidine Ben Ali is still in control and that things will return to normal when he returns. Tweet that that will not happen and that a Unified body is what they need for reform…ousting of Arabic control gives other countries second thought…time for Change! With the smart phones being a larger part of daily Arabic life, the People will be speaking…in 140 characters or less. That will lead to real-time postings like: “…the people are rioting in the streets …oh no, he’s going to club me in the hea…”
    Great post. Technology to a World Technocracy, where the People of the world will share, inform and enhance lives around the planet…with freedom of speech!

  • Trisha

    Haa… intelligent design! Well played!

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