The crisis in Egypt and Tunisia

Obviously there is much to report about the current situation in Egypt and I’m opening this thread in order to have a space where any of our readers can post good links or think how the materialworld community might weigh in (please use comments below).
Just in terms of a few good links: Minister for Antiquities, Zahi Hawass has a personal blog in which he reports the attempted looting of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Full story here.
In other news, an interesting debate has been sparked about the role of social media in both Egypt and Tunisia where facebook and twitter were used as a way to rally crowds of protestors before being shut down by the Government. The idea of a “twitter revolution” has been slammed by many commentators, influenced by Evgeny Morosov’s book The Net Delusion.
Anyone read the book and want to comment?

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One Response to The crisis in Egypt and Tunisia

  1. Haidy Geismar February 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    This is the most amazing use of twitter to gps Cairo and the ongoing commentary about events in real time:

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