A dictator toppled by Twitter or ousted through the efforts of a Facebook group seems to be a far-fetched idea. As SouthAsia’s international piece last month pointed out, social media can be given the credit for refueling political activism around the globe but it is by no means a substitute for the human energy that can cause global reverberations. There seem to be social media analysts out there who analyze various political conflicts and more recently the Arab world turmoil and attempt to figure out, through plenty of speculation, which uprising will mark the first true social media revolution. Let me say though the idea is very enticing, the occurrence of a "social media revolution," at this point, is neither notewor- thy nor remarkable. In fact if a dictator is overthrown or a government ousted, it would be interesting to note if social media were or were not used. Agreed that these technological developments have been groundbreaking and have the potential to be used to amass support, to communicate with like-minded people and spread the word, but the speculation that revolutions can take place in front of a keyboard is not valid in the present setting. All the same, the phenomenon should be given credit for being a powerful tool to bring about change.