An Egyptian names his newborn daughter “Facebook” as a result to the revolution

Egyptian man names his daughter

Facebook in honor of Mubarak’s resignation.

AN Egyptian father has reportedly named his newborn daughter “Facebook” to honour the social media site’s role in Egypt’s revolution.

According to TechCrunch, Egypt’s Al-Ahramnewspaper reported:

A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim (his name.) The girl’s family, friends, and neighbours in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook. “Facebook” received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name (Facebook) that shocked the entire world.”

Facebook was used to help organise the initial January 25 protest in Tahrir Square. Since then, Egyptians taking part in the uprising used Twitter, YouTube and a host of other sites, in addition to Facebook, to communicate and coordinate the 18-day protest which led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11.

Authority has been transferred to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. Egypt’s military rulers today swore in a new Cabinet that includes 11 new ministers in a nod to the opposition movement that ousted Mubarak. Three former members of Mubarek’s regime are retained in key posts.

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