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Tunisia and its \'drunk, high netizens\'


Fergus Hanson


21 January 2011 09:47

Further to my last post looking at some of the commentary on social media and the Tunisian uprising, Time has put together a good video on the subject — pointing out it wasn't a Twitter revolution, but that social media tools such as Twitter were used to support and supplement the real life street protests. 

The video refers to Libyan leader Gaddafi's comments on the revolt: that the Tunisian people were the victims of lies perpetrated by drunk, high netizens. One translation of his characteristically colourful remarks is available here. Who is quaking in their boots more: the netizens or Gaddafi'

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