Sunday, November 11, 2012

What's Going On In Egypt?

Parks, Cara.(2011, January 28). Whats Going On In Egypt? November 11, 2012,


 In the days before the internet, social media was not known to exist, email didn't exist, and well nothing that uses the internet existed. People communicated via telephone and actual letter mail, when was the last time you got a letter mail?! Social media has changed the way people communicate with each other. People can mass communicate with millions of others simply by typing messages on a social media website, such as Facebook and Twitter, and clicking the post or tweet button. That was the case for the Egyptian Revolutions. This article talks about the Egyptian citizens opening their eyes to the Tunisia revolutions and were also fed up with the 30 year long dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian Revolution was organized mainly through social media websites, in this case mostly Facebook and Twitter. According to the Huffington Post article, Whats Going On In Egypt, Twitter was the main social network that was used to spread the word of the revolution. Twitter was used to organize and carry out the majority of the revolution but as the revolution grew bigger, the Egyptian government under Mubarak's rule blocked Twitter. The people then resorted to other social media networks trying to continue to spread the word about the revolution. The revolution eventually grew so big that the Egyptians were able to successfully overthrow their dictator. It can be said that this is revolution will remain historical as the first revolution to be organized through social media. It is interesting to realize the strength of the social media. People can now exchange information and organize any kind of event without making a single paper sign to advertise it. The Egyptian citizens were able to fully utilize the social media networks to expose the corruption of the Egyptian government under Muburak's rule. It has grown so strong and widely used throughout the world that social media can, literally, be the spark to a revolution in any country.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that happened. It is really interesting to know something like Facebook and Twitter can change so much. Really shows how much social media can change!