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Anti-government protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt , Egypt Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, following the announcement of the resignation of Egyptian President Mukarak. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Column: Tanks vs. Twitter as Egypt rebels

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NEW YORK -- It is hard to think largely about the sweep of events when one is reacting instantaneously to breaking ... tweets.

Now there's a sentence one couldn't have imagined writing even a few of years ago.


Translated to the more familiar vernacular, it is sometimes hard to see the forest for the trees. So it has been in trying to decipher the meaning of Egypt.

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