I’ve been reading about this Cuban Twitter thing. It sounds like an interesting idea to me, but I’m assuming it was a terrible idea, since the Washington Post editorial board like it. While reading this take-down of the program, I read:
The so-called Cuban Twitter is a step up from the darker and more absurd plottings of yesteryear, including C.I.A. schemes to kill Fidel Castro with exploding cigars or poisoned milkshakes, or to make his uniform disintegrate during one of his marathon speeches, leaving him naked in front of the crowds. But only just. Smart mobs—and then what?
Yes, “smart mobs–and then what” is the perfect question to ask the Andrew Sullivan/Jeff Jarvis twitter revolutionaries of the world though I guess I prefer smart mobs to smart bombs. But what I’m really wondering is this: where’s a good place to read about this ridiculous plans to kill or embarrass Castro? They sound comical and fascinating.