The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize.
“Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared with some 20,000 the previous day.” ~ CNN
Below are a few videos demonstrating social media’s role with what is going on in Egypt:
Social Media Roles in Egypt’s Unrest
Internet Blocked: Egypt’s Social Media Revolution
Social Media & Egyptian Protests
So, what do you think of using social media for protest? Do you think it is successful? And do you think blocking the internet would lead to more anger and frustration?
Looking forward to your feedback and insights down below…