Kojo on Twitter

Good discussion about the political impact of Twitter and other social networking applications on NPR’s Kojo show between myself and Wired magazine’s Nathan Hodge. One point I tried to stress is that the applications are neutral and aren’t necessarily tools that inevitably assist pro-democratic groups or movements and that authoritarian regimes can at least pull the plug on mobile phone services and ISP providers in ways that open socities have to be more restrained even when faced with “undemocratic protest” intent on violence.