Revolution 2.0 by Wael Ghonim was a story that carried so much impact in a variety of topics from unfair educational systems to the misuse of governmental power in its ultimate discussion of the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
On page 169 of The Media Ecosystem, Revolution 2.0 is a source of reference depicting how open systems media are popular for their participatory nature. The Google executive and author of Revolution 2.0 was a leading figure of the Egyptian uprising in 2011.
Connecting our readings
In The Media Ecosystem Lopez contends states Ghonim quotes how “what happened in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is very similar to how Wikipedia works: everyone contributes something small to create and build upon an idea that is much greater than the sum of its parts.”
“Open platforms like Google’s Android are generative: they enable new possibilities and connections to be made by programmers that don’t know each other or may never meet. Open source can be applied to many endeavors…”
-Open source systems, López in The Media Ecosystem
Media should help to facilitate and enlarge the possibility for human experience rather than limit and control it. What are your thoughts?