Life in Congo 7: The Power of Social Networking During a Coup

For many years, a source of community was an online newsgroup where I chatted with other fly fishermen. This turned out to be a primary source outlet for information when I was in my first African coup in the DRC back in 2004. Here is the chat thread from that day.

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One response to “Life in Congo 7: The Power of Social Networking During a Coup

  1. With Twitter these types of communication ​happen daily. This year when Turkey had a coup I saw it on twitter before it even happened. I reached out to someone tweeting from Turkey who told everyone the press had it wrong and that the elected government would be in control.

    Today on Twitter John Harwood (liberal reporter from the Wall Street Journal who I went to high school with) put out a poll to see who America believed over Russia, Wikileaks vs the US Intelligence community. Currently it is 73% in favor or Wikileaks.

    On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:33 AM, The Wandering Sole wrote:

    > myronbuck posted: “For many years, a primary source of community was an > online newsgroup where I chatted with other fly fishermen. This turned out > to be a primary source outlet for information when I was in my first > African coup in the DRC back in 2004. Here is the chat thr” >

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