While reading Chapter 2, I started to think about the “lost sidekick” situation. It’s made clear in this chapter that the digital tools and the information we retrieve and post on the net can be use not only as a communication tool but to collaborate people. It’s a perfect and easy way to make yourself herd to the public which is kind of like a weapon. Like Clay mention, “our social media tools its becoming part of our life.” I was amaze that the young Korean girls was participating in politics and even organize to protest. All this is possible because of the net and the more people gets interested in a story, the better chance that action will be taking.
The government of South Korea knows the power of a site which has more then one hundred thousand visitors a month and its potential. They probably will like to have a connection and know these users and I believe this is the reason they are trying to require citizens to use their real name. However, I wonder how they will do that? With so much users, it just seems impossible.