Tensions and uncertainty are rising in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered military exercises and “members of the dissolved police force were immediately offered sanctuary in the pro-Russian Crimean Peninsula, further stoking concerns about divided loyalties in Ukraine.”

+ Jon Lee Anderson in The New Yorker: “It is an age of protest and volatility. In the face of entrenched authoritarian governments, ineffectual parliaments, and insufficient rule of law, chronic instability is becoming the norm.” I wonder how big a role social networking technology is playing in the rise of the protest age.