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I love engaging in meaningful debate. I love when different sides present compelling arguments. I come away feeling better informed.
I especially love challenging conventional wisdom with counterpoints. Not for argument’s sake alone, but to keep the thinking fresh and unstuck inside boxes.
But I have to say, the prevailing debate I’m hearing on what role, if any, social media have played in Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Moldova, etc. is really getting annoying. Somehow, many prominent voices are blowing social media’s importance AND irrelevance way out of proportion. I think they are missing the point. [click to continue…]
I know it’s no longer new news, but so what? I know some people weren’t keen on what it ended up being, but so what? I loved the Rally to Restore Sanity for all its greatness and imperfection. And here’s why.
Okay, I will admit, it was a logistical nightmare. Washington, DC, was anything but ready for it. Public transport was a mess. The area where it was staged was overrun with people, making it basically impossible to really hear or see unless you happened to get there earlier than what seemed like half of everyone who showed up, and afterward, a tidal wave of hungry ralliers struck Chinatown, rendering it virtually impossible to get even a chair.
So what? Something kinda cool happened in DC on October 30th. [click to continue…]