Have the internet and cell phones produced a generation less willing to tolerate tyranny?

We are seeing protests against oppressive governments all over the world. It is the young people who seem to be leading.

Has growing up with the internet, cell phones, and social media fundamentally changed people so that more are not willing to tolerate government corruption, oppression, control by a small group of people for their own benefit? Is the younger generation less likely to just sigh and say "You can't fight City Hall."