Arab Spring

Up for Debate: Can Social Media Solve Real-World Problems?
February 06, 2013

Future Perfect author Steven Johnson takes Evgeny Morozov to task for his critical book review.

Why Social Movements Should Ignore Social Media
February 05, 2013

Groups like Occupy Wall Street embraced the open-source logic of the Internet as an organizing principle. It explains a lot about why movements fail. 

Back to Mubarak
January 25, 2013

Long after the moving images of Egypt’s Facebook-addicted, pro-democratic revolutionaries faded from Tahrir Square, they have remained firmly implanted in the minds of American observers 6,000 miles away.