A must-have app for protesters

FireChat works even without Internet connection or cellular coverage but it has a downside.

IN the London riots (2011), the technological innovation that played a role in the social unrest was BlackBerry Messenger.

In the Arab Spring (2011), it was Facebook and Twitter. In the (Arab) Autumn Rage (2012), it was YouTube (hosting the 13-minute trailer of “Innocence of Muslims”).

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