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Muammar Gaddafi is Dead Because Of Social Media

So I'm at work today and I do my quick BBC check of the day and I was shocked to see that news that Muammar Ghaddafi is dead. I personally thought he would be hidining out somewhere that wouldn't make him vulnerable to any of the NATO or rebel attacks. Then again, I think this would have been true if he was smart, however looking at how mentally unstable he obviously was (just listen to any of his crazy speeches) I can see why he would think he ever had a fighting chance.

Social Media Did This?

I think so. The Arab revolutions starting out this spring in Tunisia and spreading down to Egypt, Yeman, Syria, Jordan and other arab countires has succesfully toppled 2 long standing arabic governments and has now come close to ending the third. The massive use of Facebook played a really big role in allowing protestors to organize and rally so quicly by getting the word out to thousands of people in those countries instantly. These protests have reshaped the Arab world forever and are slowly collapsing decades of dictatorship that were thought otherwise unbeatable. Now we see that because of Social Media the former Tunisian president is exiled out of his country, the former Egyptian president is in jail and the reason why Muammar Gaddafi is dead.

Social Media is a Revolution, Take Advantage of It:

A lot of people are restisting the take over of Social Media but by the way it's consuming the internet it's becoming very hard to find somebody without a Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter or LinkedIn account. Even businesses are integrating them by promoting their deals and advertisments through them. I think the common person can do this too. They are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of social media to start making money for yourself. How can you do this you might ask? well there's actually a whole field that studies methods like this extensively and take advantage of the fact that there are well over 1 Billion users of Social Media out there to market to.

I Can Make Money Off Social Media?

Internet Marketing is one of the most potentially liquid markets available to make money off the Internet. It has been a growing business that is becoming more and more popular as Economics go up and down and people get laid off their jobs or can't find work. Many people make a living off Internet Marketing and work full time from the comfort of their own home and some people just use it to make extra money on the side. I first came across it about 3 years ago and have been involved extensively in it ever since and the way I actually came across it first was by Facebook.

In the end I will probably be celebrating that Muammar Gaddafi is dead and watch how things start to progress in Libya and the rest of the Arab world. So the next time you use Social Media remember it's potential power and always be on the lookout for ways you can use it to your advantage.


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I'm not sure that I completely agree that it was social media alone that did this, but it certainly helped lead to his demise. A lot of people have wanted this guy dead for a long time.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for the comment, I definitely do agree that there was a lot more to do with it than just social media.

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  about 1 decade ago
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