And of course, cyberspace is very vocal as usual with millions of voices all across the world. Facebook Nation has crossed 800 million and is closing in on the population of India.
Along with Twitter and the mobile, it has given the tech-savvy citizens of the world more power than before and 2011 was no different in channelizing their voices, dissents, opinions and protests.
In fact the October 15 Global Protests spanned across about 1000 cities in the world and were co-ordinated by social networking sites. While some cities saw hundreds of protestors, Rome saw about one lakh and Madrid about half-a-million.
The interesting part is that a lot of the global mass movements are still a work in progress and will spill well into 2012 and even beyond, promising even more change than what has happened already.
We live in very interesting times indeed and the common person is at the centre of it all!
Image: The power of social media at your fingertips (Photo Credit: AP) The author is a Bengaluru-based journalist and blogger.
He blogs at http://sunilrajguru.com/
The author is a Bangalore-based journalist and blogger. He blogs at http://sunilrajguru.com/