Die Washington Post über Smart Mobs im Karrikaturen-Streit

Die Washington Post schreibt über den Einfluss von Informations- und Telekommunikationstechnologien auf die weltweiten Proteste gegen die von Jyllands-Posten veröffentlichten Karrikaturen: E-Mail, Blogs, Text Messages Propel Anger Over Images.

In London, Azzam Tamimi, a member of the Muslim Association of Britain, said text messages were being used to bring out the vote in opinion polls on the Internet. On Tuesday, he received a group message asking him to respond to a poll that a German newspaper was conducting about whether it should publish the cartoons. Even though the poll was aimed at readers in Germany, Tamimi said, instant global communication means „there are no barriers anymore.“