Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain featuring on news reports repeatedly. What do they have in common? One can probably come up with a bunch of factors, but the one that I ‘enjoy’ most of all is the part that modern communications technologies have played in all of them.

Pity some of our western societies don’t start using these technologies for more sensible uses than organising teenage booze-ups or abusing or insulting others.

Cartoons by Tom Scott, New Zealand political cartoonist.



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