A technology that gave citizens the ability to retrieve public space and public discourse from corporate control has turned into something beyond the worst imaginings of Klein’s anti-globalisation movement: a vehicle of corporate hypergiants possessed of unmatched efficiency in selling back to citizen-consumers their own expression and desire.

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My question is not can you – can you reach someone in two seconds? Fine. Have you done the 20 years of preparation necessary to build a coherent movement? And when you look at the really successful revolutions, they’ve done that, right? Castro did it, you know? The Civil Rights – the Civil Rights Movement in America did it.

Malcolm Gladwell on CNN: face to face beats social media if you want long-lasting social change.

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