"The kind of activism associated with social media isn’t like this at all. The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with. That’s why you can have a thousand “friends” on Facebook, as you never could in real life."
Posted by KatrinVerclas on Jul 17, 2009
Mobiles in Social Change: 5 Billion Mobile Phones, and Counting..
Mobile phones are proliferating at astounding rates across socio-economic and cultural boundaries, revolutionizing the way we communicate with each other and organize ourselves.