Revolution Was in the Air
In Cairo, demonstrations in Tahrir Square helped topple dictator Hosni Mubarak and kickstart the Arab Spring—and Egyptians even found time to start a pop-up kindergarten in the midst of the protests. Solar power advocates thought the wave of democratization could give them a better chance to bring clean energy to North Africa. Even businesses took lessons from the protestors in Tahrir.
Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street movement's demonstrations across the country didn't fail to leverage the latest in social innovation to spread their message: They used online voting to help develop their platform and Tumbled protests against economic inequality across the internet.
Photo via (cc) Flickr user Floris Van Cauwelaert.