As activists well know the internet can be used in multiple ways. Two of its characteristics are as a space of debate and dissent, and a tool of resistance. These two things could overlap, but are not the same and too often they are conflated resulting in a one-dimensional or boring analysis. The Arab revolutions have guaranteed that this will be a popular topic in media studies. Tweets and the Streets belongs to a better category of books that have flooded the market since the Arab Revolutions that manage to balance between dystopian and utopian accounts of the internet.