The world may be paying attention to Egypt’s unfolding revolution, but the Middle East isn’t the only place playing host to online-enabled political activism. This piece comes from Kayle Hatt, an up-and-coming Canadian political organizer last seen on these pages writing about Six Questions a Candidate Should Ask before Tweeting, Blogging or Posting a Status Update, an article that was very well received six months ago and that still draws readers regularly.
A Social Media Revolution Closer to Home? Or, The North, Strong and Free
By Kayle Hatt
There is an e-revolution happening right now, citizens using the internet to demand a change in government policy, but I’m not talking about Egypt…this is happening in Canada.
It’s been called Canada’s “biggest citizens’ movement in generations” and it’s a fight of the future of the internet (something of particular interest to readers of this blog). It’s a battle against the major telecom companies and the government over access and the affordability of the internet.