Twitter and the Rebellions of 1837/38

As we have looked at the events in Tunisia and Egypt, it has been remarkable how social networking, in particular Twitter, has helped (arguably) spur on these revolutions.

Thinking about the Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada and assuming all things are equal, would social networking sites like Twittter have pushed these rebellions beyond just minor skirmishes and perhaps into the territory of revolution? What does this say about modern-day democracy and revolution?