But the biggest show of using social networks to protest a dictatorship is still going on in Egypt.
Wael Ghonim, a Google marketing man, just got out of an Egyptian jail after 10 days of blindfolded imprisonment. He admitted to being one of the people who set up the Facebook page protesting the death of Khaled Said, who was beaten to death by Egptian police while in custody. No wonder Egypt has shut down Facebook and Twitter.
There is a new type of leader emerging. Reluctant, perhaps, but still powerful. Let's see how this works out.
Video of Wael Ghonim discussing the protests:
Watch him here addressing the crowds. Not much of a rabble-rouser but he brought the crowd together. To what end?
Here's an article about Wael Ghonim setting up the facebook page: NY Times article about facebook page
And here are some of my favorite flash mobs. Enjoy!
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