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Ben Cole Inquiry Peer Review

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Ben ColeMr. CampbellExtended Inquiry Paper English 11024/9/12
Global Village
Web 2.0, we see the web as something to use for fun, a way of interacting with a massgroup of 
 people (punctuation) we see the web as a tool for enjoyment. What if it wassomething else something more? A tool not for homework but for creating justice, what if it wasn’t used as a getaway from your life or your parents but a getaway from those whohunt you because of your religion. What if it wasn’t a break from reality into a fantasyworld but a look on what your country could become through democracy? What if theinternet didn’t mean freedom from your homework but meant freedom from your parents.Today’s generation has grown with the web (punctuation) I’ve seen it evolve fromsomething their parents used for work to what they used for a school project helper to werethe next would solely rely on it as there social outlet. What if the world could be like asmall town where everyone knows everything about one another a global village per say.(don’t social networks such as facebook and twitter already essentially make this possible?)“Two essential features are useful in distinguishing Web 2.0 projects and platforms fromthe rest of the web:
micro content 
 social media
.” Describes Bryan Alexander and AlanLevine (Storytelling)
No one could have predicted that we’d be able to send a message across the world in asecond fifty years ago a now we can do it with a device that fits in our hands. What couldhappen next is anyone’s guess where will the internet lead us in ten years, or twenty?(scary thought) We may not see how it has lead us to here. How has the connection of aglobal village impacted the human culture as a whole; including business, politics, and dayto day lives? More importantly how has it impacted other cultures that have not alwaysgrown with the internet but have just recently been exposed? Countries in North Africa andthe Middle East are currently going through something that has never been experienced before a series of uprisings and rebellions most commonly known as the Arab Spring, ArabUprising or the Arab Awakening.
Build Up to the Arab Spring
The protest started for different reasons for different countries, including problems likethe governments leader or in most cases dictatorship or absolute monarchy. Other issueslike human rights being trampled over, government and or political corruption, economicdecline, unemployment, widespread poverty, and the cultural issue such as a large percentage of educated but unsatisfied groups of students within the vast majority of the population.The promoters for the revolts in North Africa and around the Persian Gulf are countrieshave been the focused of wealth at the hands of the select few of the higher class likedictators in power for years and years some even decades, all it seems by corruption and itlooks like the youth had had enough so they acted. Growing food prices and mass cases of famine rates have also been a hot topic factor, as they involve difficulties to food security
around the globe. We also see rising of the tension between mounting aspirations and alack of government reform for the younger generation who do to outsources like the webhave been introduced to other ways of life. According to the Detroit News “All the talk about the role of Facebook and Twitter and other new media in enabling the popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Algeria has taken the focus off a major player inthese dramatic events: the labor movement.”(elaborate on how these are related)
Labor movement drives Egypt, Tunisia protests
)The Tunisian Revolution was where it all began and was an intensive campaign of civilrebellion, including a series of street demonstrations taking place in Tunisia. The strikers began in December 2010 and led to the overthrow of their current and very long timePresident Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. The demonstrations were triggered byvast unemployment, food cost inflation, corruption, no freedom of speech and poor livingconditions. The protest actually turned out to be a success and led to the removal of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 28 days after they began and on 14 January 2011, heofficially quit after fleeing to Saudi Arabia, ending 23 years in power. Next would be Egypt, and where most of the world would begin to pay attention.After seeing the success in Tunisia Egypt decide it was time to take action against their long term president, President Hosni Mubarak.
Despite thestriker’s intentions to remain a nonviolent protest and keep it peaceful in nature, therevolution was not without violent casualties between security and protesters, with at least,60,000 injured and up to 846 people killed. The insurrection happened in Cairo,

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