Month: January 2011

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. – Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) A virtual communication blackout in Egypt did not stop tens of thousands of protesters from taking to the streets on Friday for […]

Forget nuanced approaches to politics: March 14 is now the opposition and March 8 the majority. So now is the time to get creatively ruthless and realize it’s fun playing the underdog opponent. Check it out, March 14ers, here are some of my guidelines for making the most out of your new position: 1. First, […]

It’s an unprecedented action in web history: the Egyptian government has ordered all Internet (and mobile phone) services shut. According to AFP, cell phone text messaging was cut late Thursday while Internet services, which had been patchy during the night, were completely severed early Friday, cutting off access to networking sites Facebook and Twitter — […]