Seriously, I just don't get it. Why is Gladwell, a well-respected author, is so against the social media? Of course, there were more revolutions before the Internet was born. But social media, for whatever purpose it may serve, is just part of the evolution of communication technology . I think if Gladwell lived in the 50s or 60s, he must have had the same opinion on tv or radio or film. Read his latest piece on The New Yorker here, DOES EGYPT NEED TWITTER?