This was the most accessible inauguration in history. Because of digital media and global interest, more citizens of the world had digital box seats to watch, hear, and feel the democratic experience.
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What is it about the Arab-Israeli conflict that makes it evoke emotion on such a global scale across such a diverse set of populations? Why does this issue dominate other more local grievances?
The advent of digital media has democratized the debate and opened the largest front of the Arab-Israeli conflict: concerned citizens around the world armed with mobile phones and computers.
In response to the Mumbai attacks, Facebook and other online social networks are flooded with communities, discussion groups, and individual members convening online to speak out with an amplified voice.
Over the past year we have seen digital media empower populations around the world in unprecedented ways, but there are skeptics who don't buy into this trend as a force for social good.
All across the world the digitally connected few have proven that they can use technology to organize and mobilize the non-connected masses.
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