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Radiohead praises power of social networking

Radiohead's guitarist, Ed O'Brien, has spoken out about the benefits social networking has not just on music but on both current and world affairs. 

In a post on the band's official website yesterday entitled 'Dead Air Space', February 8, he wrote:

"What have twitter and facebook ever done for us?"

"Obviously, keeping in touch with everyone but I have to say I have become increasingly excited over the last 3 months about the possibilities of this form of communication. Yes I am very slow out of the blocks. It's in the arena of public protest that it seems twitter and facebook are increasingly the means by which popular movements throughout the world are able to come together and mobilise."

"I have been so moved by the peaceful Jasmine revolution in Tunisia; The anti-Government demonstrations centred on Tahrir Square in Cairo.. Social networking has helped facilitate the freedom to assemble peacefully and express oneself. Equally in Britain it seems to be having a similar effect in helping essential protests being organised by students and groups such as UK Uncut against the Government's ill thought out cuts ... Well done those people!"

Radiohead has no scheduled tour dates for this year yet, but you can watch them perform 'Creep' live here: