Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

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…

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    But the Internet in Egypt has been out since Thursday?

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.t.haines Timothy Haines

    For multiple reasons, this is so amazing. Who would have imagined that Social Media could be taken to this level? I think this represents the internet in it’s truest form: power to the masses. Wow!

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