Friday, January 28, 2011

as if a million of tweets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced

i'm a bit surprised to learn that completely shutting off the intertubes has never been tried before. but i really doubt it will make the situation any better for hosni and the gang. this is just adding another legitimate grievance to the protesters' long list.

also as i was shoveling yesterday morning, i was listening to the BBC global news podcast and heard an interview with the egyptian foreign minister. his main point was that the protests are not bad for his government. on the contrary, he insisted, they show just how democratic egypt is: people can freely state their opinion on the streets, newspapers aren't censored, etc. i think censoring the entire internet will make that case a little harder to make.