Sunday, 20 February 2011

Egyptian Names His Firstborn “Facebook”

"According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a man in his twenties has named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.

"Helmed by now-famous Googler Wael Ghonim, the “We Are Khaled Said” Facebook page showed up within 5 days of Said’s death in June and served as a hub for dissidence against Egyptian police brutality as well as a way to disseminate logistical information about the escalating anti-government protests until Mubarak’s resignation. Other activist pages like one actually called “Tahrir Square” cropped up shortly afterward."

To Celebrate The #Jan25 Revolution, Egyptian Names His Firstborn “Facebook”

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