Groundbreaking for the Digital Revolution

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Internet, Twitter and mostly Facebook were a groundbreaking inventions at the time they were created.

The Egyptian youth used the social medias especially  Facebook in get in contact with each others by creating groups and pages  then they gained hundreds of thousands that started protesting the 25th Jan Revolution, the huge revolution that happened and succeeded in causing the stepping down of  the president in 18 days.

Subsequently, the government blocked Facebook and Twitter and eventually shut down Internet access completely. And with the outside world following the unfolding revolution online, political leaders and others, including Twitter, spoke out against the violence and freedom of expression issues at risk.

The shutting  down of the Internet did n’t stop  the news from flowing. Twitter and Facebook users found ways to work around the blackout. Though, eventually access was completely restored. So, we can consider the Egyptian president stepping down as an amidst groundbreaking digital revolution.

1 thought on “Groundbreaking for the Digital Revolution”

  1. I agree. There is no doubt that Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter played a very important role in the #jan25 revolution. I do believe that it would not have taken off as fast as it did without a way to reach many people simultaneously as those media provide. It was all coordinated through online media’s.

    Internet is truly a way to free people from despots like Mubarak. I wonder who will be next?


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