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    Web power.

    If you have any doubt as to the power of the web, try this for size.

    Campaign aims to rid Forbidden City of Starbucks
    One of the most incongruous sights of the globalised age -- the Starbucks coffee shop inside Beijing's Forbidden City -- could soon be a thing of the past after a furious online campaign.

    In response to this demonstration of "netizen" power, the palace's guardians have announced plans to review the presence of the coffee shop. A decision will be made within six months, local media said.

    Despite lowering its profile with the removal of its trademark signboards, the coffee shop faces stronger opposition than ever this week. The trigger was a blog entry posted on Monday by Rui Chenggang, a TV anchorman, who called for a web campaign against the outlet that he said "tramples over Chinese culture".

    According to local media, half a million people have signed his online petition and dozens of newspapers have carried big stories about the controversy.

    "The Starbucks was put here six years ago, but back then, we didn't have blogs. This campaign is living proof of the power of the web," said Rui.
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    And why cant we start something like this?
    Why... i tell you....
    1) Telkom
    2) we dont have unity in this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy_inc View Post
    And why cant we start something like this?
    Why... i tell you....
    1) Telkom
    2) we dont have unity in this country
    That's a pretty sweeping statement. A true social movement is more organic than just the internet, the internet just enables the movement to spread faster.

    No unity in this country, or no unity in the communities that you are part of?
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    DSD,

    I have noticed some advances in socialistic behaviour tending to group theory.

    Let me explain my nuttyness

    I have noticed that people have become scared to interact with others. Whether its due to crime or what have you its still an effect im noticing.

    By saying there isnt unity im mearly meaning that our country isnt the same in unity as it was.

    My point on this post is that im referring to how other countries actually get the numbers in replies. (1/2 million signed for pertition) VS our country totally internet size is roughly 400 k
    So my stating that we cant do something like this online is justified in my opinion.
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