posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 10:35 AM
NEW YORK — Facebook, MySpace and similar Web sites were created as social networks. Now they are being used to try to change societies. "We are
seeing communications technology as a powerful force for social and political change," said Matthew Waxman, an associate Professor at Columbia
University who until recently was part of a special State Department think tank that advised Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on emerging issues.
Waxman is part of a conference at Columbia University Law School that is bringing together activists from around the globe who have discovered the
quickest way to demonstrate for a cause is with a computer. "This is a great way to get similarly minded people all over the world together,"
said James Glassman, under secretary of state for Public Affairs.
This story is on Fox News right now, kind of foreboding. I'm hoping this doesn't go where I think it's going. Time to make people afraid of the
internet, and people like us.