The Egyptian Twitterati Falter
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  • Anthony

    Political/Military stability appears presently more important in country experiencing both poverty and population stress; causes of which may be beyond twitterati, students, and activist calculus.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    As poor and illiterate (30% cannot read or write) as the Egyptians are, why would anyone think they would be influenced by the twitter crowd? Which requires a cell phone with text messaging, and the further requirement that you be able to read and write. The Egyptians are about to receive some hard lessons.

  • Jim.

    Most other human beings find as much to object to as to love in modernity. The twitterati represent the fringe that embraces current culture wholesale; it’s no wonder they’re embraced by NYT types, but not by majorities in their home countries.

    We’d have far more luck bringing the rest of the world along if the West still represented and pitched the sort of Time / Life culture we pitched in the years immedately after WWII.

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