Moldova’s Twitter Revolution

Moldova's Twitter Revolution

Moldova’s revolution is not over as the outcomes of April 5 parliamentary elections are not clear yet. There is a very interesting article in the Foreign Policy on how the Twitter technology is helping young Moldovans when all other means of communication are cut off during a government-orchestrated information blackout.

Cellphones and text messaging are widely believed to have played a crucial role in fostering the Orange Revolution in Ukraine (or at least, making the protests as widespread and successful as they were) … Could it be that five years after the famous protests in Kiev’s Maidan Square another technology – Twitter – will usher in another revolution in neighbouring Moldova? Will we remember the events that are now unfolding in Chisinau not by the color of the flags but by the social-networking technology used?

Read the full article: http://neteffect.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/04/07/moldovas_twitter_revolution

One Response to Moldova’s Twitter Revolution

  1. Brooke Millis

    Twitter was also key in getting information to and from hostages in the hotels attacked in Mumbai in November 2008. AFP wrote a stroy at the time that’s still online. See it here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gd5KpOLBPELdU7yODAe_rBn0qRJg.