The Times (of all places!) reports on the use of Twitter by ‘militants’ to plan protests in London ahead of the G-20 meeting here, today.
“Militant demonstrators aiming to disrupt next week’s G20 summit will use Twitter and text message alerts to stay one step ahead of a massive police operation.”
You don’t say? Young politically active groups using mobile technology to out-organise, out-think, and out-maneuver stodgy old bureaucracies dedicated to defending the status quo using mid-20th century conceptual frameworks? Quelle surprise!
UPDATE – As of Sunday, the protest didn’t seem to amount to much of a system disruption. See the Guardian article here.
UPDATE 2 – “Middle-class academics, squatters and students” must use Twitter too. I bet Marx would have used Twitter if he could have figured out how to sync his Blackberry.