In regards to the role social media played in the Arab Spring, author Emily Parker says, "the Internet never causes revolution." It does, however, facilitate organization.

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Comment by Joseph Peppe, ND on November 1, 2014 at 8:16am
Comment by Al LeBlanc on July 22, 2014 at 9:11am

"Never say never" ("the internet never causes revolution").  Agree !  there are underlying causes/grievances/injustices/individual protests which if widely felt and  communicated moves  individual consciences to spontaneous- collective action). However the internet is the means to an end, moreso than just a facilitator,because it enables instantaneous world-wide inter-connected  exchange of information, without which the grievances would not widely resonate (critical mass),

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