Why the revolution will not be tweeted

Why the revolution will not be tweetedMalcolm Gladwell writes in the New Yorker magazine that “social media can’t supply what social change has always required.” He argues that social media creates “weak tie connections,” and draws a distinction between “weak tie connections that give us access to information,” and “strong-tie connections” — personal relationships and hierarchical structures — that enable people to risk danger for the sake of social change. 

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