Social Media and the Uprising in Venezuela

Social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are playing a crucial role in the Venezuelan uprising.

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Once upon a time, the mass media dominated communication streams; gatekeepers decided what we should or shouldn’t know and how information should be portrayed. But since the Arab Spring, social media has disrupted traditional power structures and has been hailed as changing the world.

Even so, disruption does not always lead to legitimacy. And there are many challenges ahead. As Forbes contributor, Greg Satell, explains:

As Moisés Naím explained in his book The End of Power, technology, along with globalization and economic trends, has made “power easier to get, but harder to use or keep” and that brings us to the present dilemma.



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