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Topic - Walid Al-Saqaf
The political unrest exploding across the Middle East is just the latest illustration that social media is no longer just for teenagers to tweet about their lives, play Farmville, and post pictures from last weekend's party. Today, it has the potential to shake regimes and drive leaders from power.
"Information is power, and the government wants to control it," said Walid Al-Saqaf, a Yemeni activist, software developer and journalists in a web symposium organized Thursday by Access, an organization dedicated to political freedom of expression through social media.
"It's getting ugly," he said.