• There are many reasons forIn the Beginning… the revolution in Egypt, but the main reason was because of the poor judgment of President Hosni Mubarak by not improving the economy and the government wasn’t doing anything about it. A-Hole
Pokes and Tweets• Just like anyone else in the modern world now, the Egyptians used Facebook and Twitter to vent out their anger and frustration towards the government just like anyone else would in today’s world.
Day of Revolt• On January 25, 2011, protests started to erupt, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo and thousands of more in cities all throughout Egypt.• These protests were targeted towards the government of Hosni Mubarak and these protests were mainly pacifistic.
No More Internet…• The next day, the Egyptian government decided to shut down it’s internet and wireless towers so that no one outside of Egypt knows about the cruelty of Mubarak.
The Friday of Rage• On January 28, 2011, millions of protests and riots occurred in Cairo and other places, creating injuries but no major casualties.• However, this began of what is now a wave of violence and it spread throughout Egypt.
The Power of Google and Twitter• On February 1, 2011, Google and Twitter decided to combined their forces with the help of SayNow to let the Egyptian people contact throughout the rest of the world what is happening in their country, but without the use of internet, how is this possible?
Landline?• The answer is quite simple, but no one would have thought it would be that easy and that is to use a landline to call an international number.• You call to one of the three numbers given (+16504194196, +390662207294, or +97316199855) and say what you want to say.
Call to Tweet?• This call creates a voicemail, which then is recorded and translated into a tweet by way of the account @Speak2Tweet where you can see the messages of even hear the video recording from the people. Also, it creates the trend #egypt after every tweet so people can find a list of tweets to look at.
Aftermath• On February 11, 2011, Hosni Mubarak resigned from office and had Vice President Omar Suleiman, which brought more of a democratic stance to the country, which in turn decreased the number of protests.• Although the revolution is still going on, the use of social media helped the changing of governments dramatically, and it is one step closer to having liberation in Egypt.
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