Egypt unrest draws government attention to social media

posted 9 Feb 2011, 16:37 by James Williamson   [ updated 13 Apr 2011, 08:05 by Jess Maher ]
This is an interesting article, about how the coordination of the recent unrest in Egypt and Tunisia using sites like Facebook and Twitter has attracted the attention of governments to monitor emerging political trends. How people will feel about this considering the transparency of social networks will be interesting to see, as they say in the article they are an incredibly valuable resource of who knows who and what they talk about, and many things are shared publicly that perhaps people might choose not to if they paused to think about it!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4636639/Should-spies-spend-more-time-on-Twitter
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