Can new media build up “civil society” in Iraq?
Several tech firms have recently made their way to Iraq. Company representatives from YouTube, Twitter, Google, AT&T and others made the journey as part of a new effort being spearheaded by the State Department to further “diplomatic gains.”
Somehow it is difficult to see how Web 2.0 will alleviate a problem being caused by non-digital occupiers. Perhaps Google and Twitter engineers should be sent to Gaza next? Then Iran, North Korea and Somalia.
Eureka! I think the State Department has finally solved the Gulf of Aden piracy conundrum, send in MeetUp and WordPress pronto.