I’ve had a difficult time of late concentrating on ‘environmental news’ given the amazing ‘foreign affairs news.’ It’s fascinating that in part due to increased social networking technology that individuals seem better equipped to organize and gather. And this must be making some governments quite nervous. For example, outside the Middle East, the Chinese government is now dealing with some calls for revolution inspired by Middle East countries. I also wonder, given the power of social networking sites like Facebook, are these companies actively considering creating applications and technologies that would make protesters easier and more effective? Should they?

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