#Jan25

  • To Celebrate The #Jan25 Revolution, Egyptian Names His Firstborn "Facebook"

    To Celebrate The #Jan25 Revolution, Egyptian Names His Firstborn "Facebook"

    Cultural relativity is an amazing thing. While American parents worry about their kids being on Facebook, Egyptian parents are naming their kids “Facebook” to commemorate the events surrounding the #Jan25 revolution. According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute… Read More

  • The Egyptian Behind #Jan25: "Twitter Is A Very Important Tool For Protesters"

    The Egyptian Behind #Jan25: "Twitter Is A Very Important Tool For Protesters"

    Social media’s role in the Egyptian revolution has been picked apart, but what do people in Egypt think about it? Meet Alyouka, the 21-year-old Egyptian who was the first person to Tweet out the #Jan25 hashtag which, along with #Egypt, became a rallying cry and loose way to organize communications around and about the protests. Twitter found Alyouka (no last name given) and asked her… Read More