The Internet, The End of Dictatorship!

Since the invention of the Internet, it shaped our life, our society, and our way of thinking.
Countries around the world implement the Internet according to their needs. Developed countries such as Europe and North America, implemented the Internet for the advancement of humanity, freedom of speech, freedom of information, and improving society. It is logical that there are businesses which benefit from the Internet and ICT applications. We can find huge companies and projects only depending on the Internet.

According to above factors, the Internet shaped the society and created different levels of ICT readiness and information societies.

In the dark side of the Internet which is in the Middle East, they don’t think of ICT applications and the Internet from society’s point of view. Governments in the region are looking for other factors:

–          Monopoly and stakeholders

–          Fundraising and pure profit

–           Spreading false information or even blocking the truth

–          Crackdown on cyber activists, bloggers, and journalists who criticize the governments etc.

From above points, we can find huge gaps between society, people, culture, governments, and policymakers.

Governments are using the same offline methods and tactics from dark ages and trying to apply it online. But people understand how to deal with advanced technology to bypass their governments.

By browsing the topics on my blog, you can understand how dictators and autocrats are dealing with the Internet. They think of the Internet as an Information weapon. It might be shut down when they need and according to their ideology- The same tactics of dark ages- If you can’t deal with it, kill it!

Governments in the Middle East are facing lots of troubles with their people especially youth. If they don’t understand how their people are thinking, their people will understand how to remove them.

They are connected, they are affected, they are dreaming, they are traveling around the world with simple clicks, they are creating friendships, relations, and they finally find their virtual reality. But living in this digital world makes it very easy to live it as a reality!

Social networking websites, blogs, video sharing, and mobile technology are the new tools of revolts.

Dictators started to realize the situation at point of no return. Egyptian government created lots of Facebook groups to stop the revolution or even recruiting supporters but it didn’t work. The Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir has called on his supporters to use Facebook in order to overcome groups that are opposed to his rule. Will that work? I doubt!

Egyptians give new meaning for Internet revolution. This is simply when the Internet changes politics and shapes societies.

 

Long Live Egyptian People!