Wael Ghonim the Google Executive whose creation of a facebook group is widely credited with triggering the rovolution that toppled a 30 year old Egyptian dictatorship in just 18 days! He termed the uprising “Revolution web 2.0“.
From Tunisia to Egypt social media has been instrumental in organising protests. Despite constant efforts by dictatorships to block these sites its users find a myriad of clever ways to get around any barriers put in front of them.
The importance of social media does not end there. Activists, demonstrators and protestors are able to send real time messages about what is really happening on the ground and shape conversations sometimes hours before the mainstream media outlets catch up.
Apparently, the next North African revolution to topple another dictator is happening in Algeria.
We have provided you with live twitter feeds to help you get a sense of what conversations are shaping this reovolution.
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