It seems the anti regime fever is spreading to Libya where Moammar Gadhafi has sworn to fight the mob calling for his overthrow to the last. According to the latest Al Jazeera report, the east of the country is already under ‘civilian control’.
In this context it is worth listening to this interview with Clay Shirky on how Twitter and Facebook are playing a role in the current unrest in the Arab world. Towards the end he notes that “we’ve found a better way to take down autocracy, but not a way to replace them”.
There’s more in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs (if you register)..
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty