IT IS TRUE that most news stations have agendas. But so do individuals – particularly activists. By definition, activists are advocates of a particular cause, which typically makes them opponents of another.
Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have played incredible roles in major revolutions and events in the last few years, from Occupy Wall Street to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Fundamentally, these networks allow participants to spread information about what is happening worldwide, rather than waiting for the media to report it (or not).