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The Facebook Revolution in Egypt Continues: But Not How You Might Think

Joana Breidenbach | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Joana Breidenbach

Instead of sharing cat photos, Egyptians use the social network for new models of society, fundraising and progressive campaigns.

Egypt Rates Presidential Hopefuls On Facebook

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers have posted a Facebook poll to gauge the popularity of nearly 20 presidential hopefuls, an attempt to show their...

Can Egypt's Internet Movement Be Exported?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ari Melber

The same transparent, accessible online organizing tools that enable activists to publicize and share information about protests can be used by authoritarian regimes to track and crack down on those getting involved.

Egyptian Father Names Baby Daughter 'Facebook'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Egyptian father Jamal Ibrahim has reportedly named his newborn daughter "Facebook" to honor the social media site's role in Egypt's revolution. Acc...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

In response to Mubarak stepping down, President Obama delivered a pitch perfect speech calling for "nothing less than genuine democracy," not just a government aligned with U.S. interests. There will be many foreign policy takeaways from Egypt, but here's an obvious one: invading a country, toppling its regime, destroying civil society, and then trying to put all the pieces back together with a ten-year occupation and a few trillion dollars turns out not to be the only way to increase the spread of democracy in the Middle East. Wired was more effective than warred. People can now connect to each other faster than any government can connect with its people. And while governments may be able to shut down the hardware, they can't shut off the social effects of digital networks. Any leader who doesn't understand this dynamic should book a room next to wherever Mubarak is heading.

Freedom Through the Eyes of My Egyptian Friends

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

From my distant life in America, I have observed the Jasmine Revolution, the uprising in Cairo and Alexandria through friends' eyes via the bits of email and Facebook posts they can share.

Facebook Thanked For Aiding Egypt's Revolution

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Shortly after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power on Friday, activist Wael Ghonim spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer and credited Face...

The Resilience of Egypt

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

The Egyptian "kill switch" was simultaneously a technical success and a mystifying strategic blunder. Could other governments implement such a kill switch?

Egypt, the Age of Disruption and the "Me"-in-Media

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

A few months and seemingly a lifetime ago -- before the Oscar bait "The Social Network" hit theaters, before Time declared the Facebook cofounder and ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

With chaos still roiling Egypt, it's hard to tell if this uprising is Iran 1979, China 1989, or East Germany 1989. We'll have to wait and watch before we can know. But it's not too early to know that if America had done more to nurture a moderate opposition for the last 30 years, instead of choosing a strongman who sided with us over uncertain democracy, we might have some better choices right now. More importantly, so would the Egyptian people. Social media is once again playing an integral role in a popular uprising. Mubarak and his saber-wielding thugs have desperately tried to shut down the Internet and the press in a frantic attempt to keep the whole world from watching. But that's so much harder to do in the age of Twitter, Facebook, cell phone cameras, and YouTube uploads. These new media tools will play a key role in determining whether Tahrir Square 2011 is more Berlin Wall or more Tiananmen Square.

Egypt Protesters: 'Thank You, Facebook'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Friday, NBC News's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel tweeted a photograph of an Egyptian demonstrator holding up a sign that reads, accordi...

Rage in Syria?

Adla Massoud | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adla Massoud

Assad is talking reform. But how seriously can we take him?

What it Looked Like When Egypt Came Back Online

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A graphic from Renesys says it all, but the net tracking firm also spelled it out: "Egyptian Internet providers returned to the Internet at 09:29:31 UTC (11:29am Cairo time)."

Egypt Returns to the Internet (Chart)

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

All major Egyptian ISPs appear to have readvertised routes to their domestic customer networks in the global routing table. We can also confirm that Facebook and Twitter are up and available.

Egypt, Twitter and the Straw Man Revolution

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

How helpful is social media? I don't think we know the answer to that yet, but it's worth noting that repressive regimes are pretty anxious to shut off access to it when movements get rolling.

The Egypt Facebook App That Let's You See Conversation In Your Network

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Find out what your friends are saying on Facebook about the historic protests taking place in Egypt. You just have to Facebook Connect and be logged i...

Dramatic Photos Of Egypt's Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Violent demonstrations rocked Egypt for the fourth consecutive day, with scores of protesters demanding the resignation of the country's longtime auto...

Syria's Internet Reportedly Suffering Disruptions

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On the same day that Egypt has suspended online activity, Syria has also blocked internet service, according to reports. Syria is known for a tight ...

Egypt Ordered Cell Phone Service Stopped: Vodafone

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The Egyptian government ordered all mobile telephone operators to suspend services "in selected areas" of the country, telecommunicatio...

Egypt Protests As Internet Shut Down

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confron...

Egypt Arrests Opposition Party Leaders During Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned co...

Egyptian Opposition Plans Major Protests For Friday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO - The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted p...

Egypt Protests Continue As Government Offers No Concessions

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's ruling party said Thursday it was ready for a dialogue with the public but offered no concessions to address demands for a solut...

Egypt Protests: Live Updates Of Cairo's Clashes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian anti-government activists pelted police with firebombs and rocks in a second day of clashes Wednesday in defiance of an official...