this question should be on the top of every government’s agenda, especially those who depends on fire and iron to rule their people.
before saying anything regarding this matter, it would be good to mention that the first thing governments in the “revolutionalry” arabian countries do is to disable the internet connection. is not this enough to show how internet plays (if not the tool) a big role in spreading democracy? the following are some example.
the internet turns the individual into a researcher, research for the information; into a journalist, to report the inside events where professional journalism cannot access.it gives the individual chance to evaluate the presented information, and then make a decision. the internet was (and is) the main communicating tool in the revolutionnary countries, where ordinary people have the chance to communicate, plan, and report their steps.
these are some examples what the internet did to promote democracy in the new societies, but above all there are certain skills that come with this package. it is the information literacy skills that are knows as the essential skills for the democratic societies. these skills are needed for the individual to be able to recognize the need for information to solve a problem or to make a decision, then be able to locate these information and access them, evaluate and restore then recall them, and finally use them to create a new knowledge, to solve a problem or to make a decision then communicate these information with others. each step is as important as the whole procedures to create democratic societies.