An anonymous reader writes In a widely distributed paper American Political Science Association Conference at Yale expert Navid Hassanpour argues that the closure of the Internet has made it difficult to support a centralized revolutionary movement in Egypt. But, he adds, the decision actually encouraged the development of small revolutionary upheavals at the local level where the interaction face-to-face between the militants was more intense and the mobilization of dormant warm dissidents was easier. In other words, the closure of the Internet have made the revolution more diffuse and more difficult for the authorities to contain. While we’re on the subject, the reader points lecheiron on new research in anticipation of food revolutions per million pieces of news in a super-computer and using the analysis of words to draw the feeling National. So far, it’s good enough to predict things that have already taken place, but we should probably wait until he finds something new before contacting Hari Seldon.