Are tweets in different parts of the world taken more seriously than they are here? Do we get so many that we can barely pay attention to them as they fly in? What do we do with the information that we receive from tweets?
Americans have lost faith in the responsiveness of government, abandoning the expectation that political activism gets results. But while bad politics have made a mockery of the political process, restoring it is a cause worth fighting for.
Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.