Social Media Fueled Revolution in Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down today after more than 2 weeks of protests.

Just to update you on the situation, since January 25th, thousands of people in Egypt have been taking the streets in protest of poverty, unemployment, and government corruption, calling for the ousting of President Mubarak. The people of Egypt got their wish today and are looking forward to the next steps of building a brighter future.

What made this revolution extra cool was that the protests were organized and fueled by social media. People in Egypt used Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs to mobilize, communicate and keep others updated on the situation, once again showing that social media is a legit instrument for connecting people and creating social change.

Congrats Egypt!


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