With the thick of the uprising taking place during internet blackout and a tiny percentage of the populace actually using them, most western news coverage still talks about the "social media" revolution. The "status update" the people demanded had nothing to do with facebook or twitter.
The European Union always proclaims the moral duty to help countries and peoples that are less developed, but while we do give aid to developing countries, we're also making sure that we keep the people in those countries out of Europe. We wouldn't want to risk our own living standards...
The Internet may now be a vital tool in organizing popular democratic movements, but -- as we see in Egypt -- you can't stop a revolution by simply shutting off the Internet.