Social-media tools power an uprising

04/9/2009 | Wired magazine

With the help of Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal, citizens in Moldova stormed the president's office and the country's Parliament in a violent protest of the recent elections. Demonstrators used the Cloudapp aggregation service to view protest-related twitterstreams (#pman), photos, videos and blog posts on a single page. Foreign Policy's Evgeny Morozov asked: "Will we remember the events that are now unfolding in Chisinau not by the color of the flags but by the social-networking technology used?"

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