Wael Ghonim and Egypt’s New Age Revolution

Google’s marketing manager in the Middle East, Wael Ghonim, started a Facebook page where he exposed the violence of Egyptian police. This soon sparked protests around the country, all with the help of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. After the regime blocked the internet, the people started a ‘revolution’ which forced leader, Hosni Mubarak to resign. When asked about the Mubarak regime, Ghonim said,

“They don’t understand the social networking part but they underestimate the power of the people.”

It’s interesting to see how social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and even Youtube helped influence a people to change their country’s ways.

-posted by Denisa Duca

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