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When it’s Tunisians and Egyptians using FB and Twitter, everyone is quick to take credit and talk about the “transformative” power of social media. When it’s genocide, suddenly everyone is mumbling and looking at the ground. You can’t have every job listing include “changing the world” and then duck responsibility when you actually do change the world, just for the worse.

Hypocrisy is an untenable position. Watching people argue that social media is equivalent to rallies, on HN would be funny if it weren’t so desperately sad. You can make this comment disappear, but you know I’m right about this. Even a brief glance through comment histories and submission histories bears it out.




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