My five-year anniversary on a social network

(posted from another social network)

today is my five-year anniversary on twitter. one response to that would be “congrats!” …a more likely one would be “damn, what have you been doing the past five years?” i joined twitter to do what little bit i could to assist the green revolution in iran; what a different world it was in 2009. now — iraq on the brink of full-scale revolution, iran with a reformist-leaning president, syria in dissolution, libya a disaster, afghanistan in upheaval. still, social media is a force for democracy, or can be at least. we’ve seen it in the ukraine, in china, in venezuela, even in the USA. the old words, often spoken yet always true remain true: “the people, united, can never be defeated.”

~ by Benji on June 16, 2014.

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