Gladwell on Social Media and Revolution

September 27th, 2010

Malcom Gladwell, columnist for the New Yorker magazine and author of books The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, has jumped into the social media conversation with his latest column in the New Yorker. In this article, Gladwell argues that social media networks reduce the possibility of revolution rather than enabling it: "But it is simply a form of organizing which favors the weak-tie connections that…