Global news: The Hyper Revolution of social media

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As social networking sites reach 82 per cent of the world's population, everyday citizens are becoming leaders of change, utilizing technology to overturn established powers.

With participants in the Arab Spring uprisings tweeting their experiences and Occupy Wall Street and We Are the 99% movements referenced in nearly 4 million Facebook posts, the internet, technology and social media are revolutionising people's abilities to affect change.

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