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Friday funny: 404 error in Cairo


Sam Roggeveen


28 January 2011 17:18

Internet sceptic Evgeny Morozov is fond of pointing out that, far from driving political change, the information revolution might actually make people more disengaged from politics. Why bother with political reform if you can just shop or surf p0rn'

If that's true, Hosni Mubarak may have made a serious mistake in interrupting Egypt's internet connections.

(H/t The Daily What.)

UPDATE: I'm suffering blogger's remorse. The above seems altogether too flippant, given what's going on in Egypt. The Arabist's Twitter feed (the origin of the above tweet) is one way to follow events. The Arabist is also a blog, but it seems to be down due to heavy traffic.