It is amazing what social media is doing – what all digital, people-powered, level-paying-field media is doing. We know about the Twitter revolutions – Iran, Cairo, Libya. Even the Tea Party got much of its early start on Twitter. We have also heard the stories how middle-class people rise up through FaceBook posts.
But this one takes the cake – from the Voice of America, that over-the curtain (iron, bamboo, whatever) service so familiar with listeners in repressed countries – comes news that China has blocked the business social networking site, LinkedIn.
“…one user set up a forum discussing the idea of a Jasmine Revolution in China.”
I use Linked-In a good deal – it is a great place to get the feel for the heartbeat of entrepreneurial America. And I am starting to get into the forums. There are great ways to connect and get ideas going there. I see a lot of it.
“Get ideas going…” Maybe the Chinese are afraid of that. It CAN lead to revolutions. Even here in the US.
Maybe create new jobs while we are at it.