by Mike Masnick
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 2:26am
Late Friday, Libya followed Egypt's trailblazing in shutting off the internet for the entire country. Of course, after Egypt did this, it quickly discovered that it didn't work and only served to increase the resolve of protesters. On top of that, it was a serious economic blow to the Egyptian economy for the week it was offline. Given those lessons, you would think that other countries would know better than to do the same, but apparently that's now how various authoritarian leaders think these days.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- The Increasing Attacks On The Most Important Law On The Internet
- Now That Nielsen Can Actually Be Bothered To Track Internet Video, The Numbers For Traditional TV Are Getting Ugly
- Wired Releases A Story Early To Apple News Users; Wired Readers Not Happy
- One More Time With Feeling: No, The Internet Is Not Making Us Dumber
- From Internet Connected Drink Mixer To Any Remote Configuration On The Internet: August's Stupid Patent Of The Month