Saturday, January 24, 2009

Revolution, Facebook-Style - Can Social Networking Turn Young Eygptians Into a Force for Democratic Change? - NYTimes.com

A stark sign of the times; see the full article 

As the street protests went on, young Egyptians also were mobilizing and venting their anger over Gaza on what would, until recently, have seemed an unlikely venue: Facebook, the social-networking site. In most countries in the Arab world, Facebook is now one of the 10 most-visited Web sites, and in Egypt it ranks third, after Google and Yahoo. About one in nine Egyptians has Internet access, and around 9 percent of that group are on Facebook — a total of almost 800,000 members.

Revolution, Facebook-Style - Can Social Networking Turn Young Eygptians Into a Force for Democratic Change? - NYTimes.com

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