@hpNYR, a young NY based activist is trying to single-handedly spark a social media-driven revolution in Armenia. The key word is ‘single-handedly’ here, because looking at the statistics he’s getting, you know the guy hasn’t got either much help, or support.
We’ve seen videos go viral in Armenia (e.g. violence in school) and get 10-20,000 views per day. So I guess 118 views for a rapping-cool pro-opposition YouTube video hours after it has been uploaded hardly counts for a smashing hit.
The activist has created a Facebook page. Still, with 350 followers 2 hours after it started and 369 followers after another 23 hours, that is not revolutionary dynamics either.
The official Twitter hashtag for the revolution is #1mar. It points to some interesting discussions from Armenian Twitter activists on Armenian opposition’s online activity. However, it isn’t rendering much of real opposition activity so far.
Is there a solution? I don’t know. Here’s a sensible piece of advice.
On the other hand, if @hpNYR actually achieves some more impressive statistics, we will learn a lot of new things about social networking activity in Armenia. Before that happens, however, I’ll stick with my old views.