|Prof. Sirpa Tenhunen. |
Picture source: Univ. of Helsinki.
Cell phones speed up the practice of politics. In the past before cell phones it took one month to organize a general strike. Nowadays, using text messages it takes only ten minutes. The political power of the mobile phone is based on its invisibility. A revolt can be mobilized hidden from the ruling power. The ways for the state to fight back is to monitor citizens' mobile communication and, at times, even close down the supporting infrastructure.
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