Whatever you think of how much impact social media has had
on recent political uprisings and protests around the globe, it appears that many governments
are worried about the impact. We've already seen how Egypt shut down the internet
to try to slow down communication among protesters. And there's at least some sense of dominoes falling, with Egypt following Tunisia, and a few protests starting to show up in a few other countries around the Middle East.
It looks like China has decided not to risk being the next domino by having the various microblogging/social network sites in that country block any mention of Egypt
. I do wonder how effective that move actually is. Once people realize it, won't that just make them wonder why
, and make them more likely to seek out info on Egypt?