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Revolution 2.0 -- How One Google Exec + Facebook Sparked An Uprising in Egypt

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Allow me please to take you back for a moment to the beginning of 2011. Remember how surprised the world was that, in just 18 days, a leaderless grass-root uprising managed to topple the Mubarak regime that had ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years?

Social Media Can Help Build Arab Governments Too

Don Tapscott | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

In the Arab world this winter, social media proved that it can facilitate rebellion and even topple regimes. Now it faces a much harder challenge. Can social media help to build new governments?

A Surprising Barrier to Web Organizing: Facebook

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ari Melber

While Facebook, the platform, helped advance protests in the Middle East, the company's rules and architecture actually impeded organizers in Egypt.

Facebook Officials Keep Quiet On Its Role In Revolts

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

With Facebook playing a starring role in the revolts that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt, you might think the company's top executives would...

How One Man's Courage Made A Big Difference

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

We can extract incredibly powerful lessons for our own lives by noting the impact of individual action that we have been allowed to witness these past few weeks in Egypt.

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...

A Truth More Powerful Than an Army

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The power of domination depends on our essential isolation from one another -- our cynical separateness, our underdeveloped or perhaps completely decommissioned capacity for empathy.

Egypt's Facebook Use Skyrockets Following Internet's Return

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Use of Facebook by users from Egypt has surged following the restoration of Internet service to the country. Egypt was plunged into an Internet bla...

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...

Facebook Blocked In Egypt? Rumors, But No Confirmation

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rumors are flying that the Egyptian government is now restricting access to Facebook after blocking Twitter yesterday, according to TechCrunch and sou...