Posted by: Ray Brescia | July 3, 2014

Technology and Social Change: What We Celebrate on the 4th of July (Hint: It’s not What You Think)

As I wrote about in a post in the National Law Journal several months ago, in which I discussed Turkey’s attempt to ban twitter, there is a deep connection between social movements, technology and social change.

The iconic date of July 4, 1776, does not honor the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.  Nor does it memorialize the day it was read publicly.  It refers to the date the Continental Congress approved the final version of the document and sent it to the Philadelphia printer John Dunlop.

How awesome: A national holiday for pressing “send”!
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