Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Revolution 2.0 Index: Where Will The Next “Arab Spring” Occur?

Richard Heeks has created a Revolution 2.0 Index (see chart below). It is each country’s Outrage score minus its e-Control score.  A low overall score might derive from a country being relatively democratic, creating limited head of steam for regime change (e.g. India) or because cyberspace is so controlled (e.g. Cuba, China).  Conversely, high scores typically arise in countries where political freedoms are compromised but Internet freedoms are not (yet).

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