The Guardian has proclaimed the recent mass protests in the capital of Moldova as the ‘Twitter revolution’.
When the recent election resulted in a larger than expected victory for the incumbent Communist party, Natalia Morar used Twitter and other networking sites to organise a flash mob outside the national parliament. With no real history of public protest in the country Morar expected “at the most a couple of hundred friends, friends of friends and colleagues”.
To illustrate the power of social media for crowd sourcing, 20,000 protesters gathered outside the parliament to protest.
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