This video from Opensite.org is well worth a watch. Put together by a team of designers and researcher with the idea to show the reach of social media and how over the past year or so it has help spark revolutions around the world.
It takes its cue from Gil-Scott Heron’s famous line, that “The revolution will not be televised” and of course he was right. It wasn’t brought to you by brands and NBC certainly could not predict the winner.
Instead, as we have found out the revolution was youtubed, statused and retweeted by social networking sites around the globe with a potential reach of 82% of the global population or 1.2 billion people.