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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Seems to me Internet more than "facilitates" revolution it enables potential quantum consciousness spreading of an idea e.g., ArabSpring. Believe chaos theory/butterfly effect phenomenon may take place spontaneously - over an indefinite time period - could take years). Check out Cyberpeacefare CyberWorldPeaceTsunami Experiment.
Arab spring this: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/03/15/comment/coucil-of-islami...
"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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