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25 October 2010 @ 10:34 pm
Micro-politics  
An interesting idea about microblogging (notably Twitter, but I have to mention its more sophisticated open source twin, Identi.ca) - that its most important impact is in "micro-politics," chipping away at the status quo. Makes sense that these tiny posts might erode resistance like water droplets, or build up an idea like a stalagmite through that same slow dripping.

One such idea that became stronger in this way was "It Gets Better," a message for gay youth. And ideas like this - whether empowering, questioning, informative and debunking, are being shared all the time.

See Twitter Politics, and the Folly of Focusing on the Big Bang.