[T]his is it. The big one. This is the first revolution that has been catapulted onto a global stage and transformed by social media. I've been thinking a lot about the Chicago demonstrations of 1968 where they chanted "the whole world is watching." Really, that wasn't true then. But this time it's true ...
I think it's fantastic that we have TWitter and outher sources, and like cellphones (and faxes before them) social media surely are wonderful tools for self-organizing response.
It takes nothing away from those facts to call "bullshit" on his contention, however.
The 1968 Chicago riots were carried live on all three American television networks for an audience of at least 50 million people in this country alone.
There are about a million Twitter users.
Come on, professor.