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Dateline Egypt: The Facebook Generation vs. the 20th Century

In the 20th century, I think this person is right. But hold on! This is the Facebook 21st century! Not so fast……. What strikes me most strongly is that this Tunisnian, now Egyptian event is part a bigger grander major shift on the global political techtonics. This Facebook generation of Eqyptians are nothing like the past. They speak and quote Martin Luther King and seek American style freedom and liberty. Many speak English and want to live in the global world. Yet our own US Government seems stuck between the 20th and 21st century, between what was and what is to come and it’s starting to look like we are missing the history boat. Maybe we are on the wrong side of historicial? Maybe the future is here and we can’t see it through our 20th century eyes?

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20th Century Mubarek Commits 21st Century Sin

Large parts of the Internet essentially went dark about midnight Egypt time after the government of President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of Washington, ordered service providers and cell phone companies to shut down. “Under Egyptian legislation the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are obliged to comply with it,” Vodafone, one of the largest cell phone carriers, in Egypt, said in a statement. … Continue reading20th Century Mubarek Commits 21st Century Sin