So is that it? Is it the return of the end of history? Has the Arab Spring proved that new social media will blow the lid on closed political systems? Are Twitter and Facebook, as Hilary Clinton's advisor has labelled them, "The Che Guevara of the 21st Century", only with bigger IPOs?
In the world of online, our appetite for our new crushes need never be sated. Like a fat kid tearing open chocolate eggs on Easter morning, you start off gorging yourself but by the afternoon you are left feeling tired and emotional.
As Britain's top-selling newspaper collapses under the weight of its own phone hacking scandal, online activists can take inspiration from their role in the chain of events which brought the News of the World crashing to the ground.
I don't remember the same fascination back in January, when George Osborne gave a nearly identical interview to the BBC defending the unexpected shrinking of the economy, giving exactly the same answer several times in three minutes.
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The "Arab Spring" is the most spectacular example of the dispersal of power. Before visiting the region, I was somewhat sceptical of the extravagant claims made about social media's role in the revolutions. But having visited Tunisia and spoken to activists there, I no longer think you can understand what happened without analysing the role that social media played.
1. Selective Sharing The fatal flaw of other social networks is their lack of a filter, and this is something that Google
Every day I look out from my office window across Grosvenor Square - on a corner of London that is forever America. The view - of Presidential statues, buildings with American connections, and memorials to World War II and 9/11 - is a powerful reminder of the special relationship and our shared commitment to liberty and democracy.