The New Yorker revealed the cover of this week’s issue, which comments on Hurricane Sandy, the blackouts of lower Manhattan, and the upcoming election. Artist Adrian Tomine described how he ended up connecting the storm’s destruction with the election: “Where I was in Brooklyn, I don’t think I would have even known that there was a major storm happening,” he said. “So I spent the whole night glued to the Internet and watching everything unfolding, just being shocked that this kind of dramatic destruction was happening just miles outside my home. And I started thinking about how it would affect the election…and somehow these two significant events just came together into that one image for me.”
Some amazing new video coming out of Egypt by Wael Abbas, an Egyptian journalist and blogger.
Speak2tweet, offers Egyptians with access to telephones a number to call to record their reflections and share them with the world.
Twitter: #jan25 #Egypt
Clearly, the scent of Tunisiaâ€™s â€śjasmine revolutionâ€ť has quickly reached Egypt. Following the successful expulsion in Tunis of the dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the call arose on Facebook for an Egyptian revolution, to begin on Jan. 25. Yet the public here mocked those young people who had taken to Twitter and Facebook to post calls for protest: Since when was the spark of revolution ignited on a pre-planned date? Had revolution become like a romantic rendezvous?
Such questions abounded on social networking sites; but even cynics â€” myself included â€” became hopeful as the calls continued to circulate. In the blink of an eye, the Twitter and Facebook generation had successfully rallied hundreds of thousands to its cause, across the nation. Most of them were young people who had not been politically active, and did not belong to the traditional circles of the political opposition. The Muslim Brotherhood is not behind this popular revolution, as the regime claims. Those who began it and organized it are seething in anger at police cruelty and the repression and torture meted out by the Hosni Mubarak regime. – See Date With a Revolution, The New York Times Opinion
Events are moving very rapidly in Egypt. Some reports say cell phone service is back on, Internet is still down. Twitter news still streaming in from outside sources. See below for #jan25 Twitter feed, also carrying Egypt news echoed through Twitter. Private jets are departing Egypt. The wealthy are fleeing. Masses of people and the Army are bonding.Â An extraordinary scene.
ARTICLE DATE: 01.28.11
“Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in blog post. “We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.” See full PC Magazine story
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