• Max Keiser, Huffingtonpost.com
I want to report on something from the perspective of being here on the ground in Cairo. The revolution was definitely enabled by social networking sites. I find it difficult to understand the positions of those in the blogosphere who fail to see this point.
Starting in the mid 1990's, the end-to-end ubiquity of the Internet, combined with its cheapness; spontaneously combusted to give us Napster -- a site that revolutionized the music industry overnight. We got P2P file swapping in the film and TV industry as well.
Now Hollywood, a monopoly run by the studios for decades, is crumbling as Netflix and Amazon's streaming video services revolutionize the movie business. Open-source software, another network enabled phenomenon, revolutionized the software industry with free software that now runs much of the Internet backbone and powers most of the web traffic around the globe. So why should it be a surprise that the business of political revolutions has also been revolutionized by
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