The revolution will be live-streamed. In violent clashes with police, tens of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of close ties with the Russian government.
Technology has had a unique role in the Ukrainian protests, both to the benefit and detriment of activists. Last month, demonstrators near the parliament building were sent an ominous text message, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance”.
As for the live-stream, It is unclear what kind of impact International social media has on the success of these kinds of protests. Twitter and other networks garnered world-wide attention for the 2009-2010 “Arab Spring” Middle-East uprisings. But, inside the countries themselves, social media has a subdued role.