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Twitter: Politics and Moldova Riots


Social network Twitter tool used in organising riots in Moldova. From CNN

Moldova: Romania to blame for Twitter riots

Protests over Moldova's election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter.

Protests over Moldova’s election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter.

Vladimir Voronin described riots in the Moldovan capital Chisinau against his ruling Communist party’s victory in Sunday elections as “very serious” and pledged to take action in response.

“Romania is involved in everything that has happened,” he said, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency. “Patience also has its limits.”

An estimated 10,000 mainly students gathered Tuesday to protest what they say was a rigged election. Many in the crowd were summoned using social networking tools, particularly Twitter.(more

Nero Facebooked while Rome Tweeted. Remember next time you tweet the contents of your lunchbox to mates – someone somewhere in the world is using Twitter to stage a coup, and they are only a few pixels away.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

6 thoughts on “Twitter: Politics and Moldova Riots

  1. Twitter used to organise riots in Moldova http://twurl.nl/v1ahuh Nero Facebooked while Rome tweeted.

  2. More and more people are realising they can use social networks to be heard, that is also happening in Australia but not like it is happening overseas.

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