These five sentences from Tom Friedman’s column in the NY Times about Egypt made me sit up straight out of bed on a beautiful Sunday Morning.
“No doubt Facebook helped a certain educated class of Egyptians to spread the word about the Tahrir Revolution. Ditto Twitter.
But, at the end of the day, politics always comes down to two very old things: leadership and the ability to get stuff done.
How often have you heard lately: “Oh, I tweeted about that.” Or “I posted that on my Facebook page.” Really? In most cases, that’s about as impactful as firing a mortar into the Milky Way galaxy.”
“Unless you get out of Facebook and into someone’s face, you really have not acted. And, as Syria’s vicious regime is also reminding us: “bang-bang” beats “tweet-tweet” every day of the week.” Now I’m going to post this on Facebook. Really. And I did.
cross posted on Mass Policy and Organizing Leadership Academy