Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

'Ordinary' Arabs to retake Internet -- Wikipedia founder on Yahoo! New

Date: Mon, May 19, 2008 at 9:04 PM
Subject: 'Ordinary' Arabs to retake Internet -- Wikipedia founder on Yahoo! New
To: Undisclosed-Recipient

QUOTED EXCERPT:     An explosion in Internet usage in the Middle East by "ordinary" people will show the world that the region is just like anywhere else . . .   "Too often when people around the world reflect on the situation in the Middle East they focus on extremism and the different problems," Wales told journalists at the World Economic Forum for the Middle East.  But with current total Internet usage by one billion people set to double in the next five to 10 years, Wales said that "we're going to start hearing from ordinary people."  "And I think that ordinary people are far more moderate and far more ordinary than the unfortunately polarised views of extremes you see coming out," the founder of the popular user-generated encyclopedia said.  New Internet users are "not going to be coming online from US, Europe, Japan," but from developing countries, he said.    END QUOTE
Regards,  John
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