Sometimes a blog does not need may words. This is such a blog. It will not focus on the political side of the issue, but on the social media being used to inform, document and seek assistance.
The integration of social media has far more reaching impacts than can be trully realized through all of the networked collaborations taking place both within and from without. I stumbled upon the Google map showing the current political situation in Libya with comments (see below).
The links in the left menu immediately lead me to a new social media site called Audioboo.fm where on-the-ground reports are being posted directly from persons in Libya (mostly likely with mobile phones) with hashtags #Libya #Feb17
Two disturbing audiocasts can be heard at
On the Audioboo.fm the Guardian has just setup a site for reporting under the channels menu.
The potential of social media for reform is just beginning.