Great articles in China Digital Times and elsewhere about how the Chinese government is nervous about Occupy Wall Street.
That should make us nervous. Let me explain.
1. Most of the coordination of the occupy movement is happening on Facebook.
2. Facebook desperately wants to get into China.
So behind the scenes, imagine the phone calls from China to Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley.
Operator: Hello this is Facebook.
Caller: Chinese Politburo calling for Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuck picks up right away!
Zuck: Hey guys! Are we still on for the meetup in Hong Kong next week! I ordered a keg for us.
Politburo: Well, we wanted to talk to you about that.
Zuck: Oh come on, let's get Facebook China going. You'll see -- it'll be fun!!
Politburo: Didn't we tell you we won't let you install a tool for revolution in China.
Zuck: I told you I'd take care of it.
Politburo: Then take care of it.
Later on that day he gets a similar call from David Plouffe at the White House about their plans to run their re-election campaign on Facebook.
All of a sudden Zuck is a lonely boy wonder.
Thinking about how he can get the revolution off his servers.