Sarah Palin appears on Oprah on Monday to mark the launch of her book, “Going Rogue.” She’ll follow up with an extensive interview with Barbara Walters, a multicity book tour and appearances on the Fox News Channel and talk radio.
She’ll grab plenty of headlines. As you read about Palin’s old-media tour, it’s important to remember that she’s also a pioneer in the political use of new social media. Not that she gets any credit.
Sometimes the most important revolutions are the quiet ones. This is especially true in the case of technology, which has a way of sneaking up on us.
Take cell phones, for example. A decade ago, they were a luxury item. Suddenly, everyone seemed to have one. What had once been a sign of status became commonplace, all with hardly anybody noticing — and without any central direction.
Read More: By Matthew Continetti, CNN
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