“The fact that barely committed actors cannot click their way to a better world does not mean that committed actors cannot use social media effectively. … Indeed, the best practical reason to think that social media can help bring political change is that both dissidents and governments think they can. All over the world, activists believe in the utility of these tools and take steps to use them accordingly. And the governments they contend with think social media are powerful, too, and are willing to harass, exile, or kill users in response.”

–Clay Shirky