The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Andrew Sullivan on the Kafkaesque way the current conflict in Gaza is being narrated, officially, on Twitter:

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/11/the-tweets-of-war.html

Regardless of one’s position on the underlying conflict I agree that the whole thing playing out on Twitter seems exceedingly strange.

Wait until the Troll Brigade hit the frontlines.

It’s…interesting that sides who have not and will not meet at a negotiating table are replying to each other’s tweets and even retweeting…

It is not interesting it’s amazing. It is dialogue between semi official sources that is recorded for posterity. Ok there is deniability in that equation but still.

Maybe dialogue is too strong a word, propaganda might be more accurate.

Oh it’s definitely propaganda. From both sides. But yes, still fascinating.