Long live Egypt!
Long live Egypt!
Wael Ghonim, the google exec in egypt who pretty much spread the revolution through facebook, just said that this could not be possible without facebook and that he wants to meet Zuckerberg and thank him. I LOVE LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY! Internet, Social Network/Media aaahhh i think im feeling Egyptian
Last edited by Aphxtwinin; 02-11-2011 at 09:07 AM.
Wael Ghonim is full of shit.
You do have to wonder how Lenin pulled it off without being facebook friends with the russian proletariat.
what i believe he was saying was that he wants to thank social networking Facebook, Twitter, the INTERNET...can you really deny that the instant transfer of information did not help this cause?
I can deny that any one man or even a particular concerted effort by a particular group of individuals organized this.
reminds me of the Malcolm Gladwell article about this
One of the few things he's said that might be useful.
Good job, Egypt!
Here's hoping for a smooth transition to democracy.
It's never smooth, it's almost always long, trying, tedious and messy. But yes, I'm hoping for real change as well.
Right now, it's actually really neat how this isn't about trade routes, oil, America or Israel etc., this is about people having the courage to take freedom into their own hands - something we all too often take for granted.
Every time the proles successfully throw out The Man, I get all misty-eyed. Regardless of the eventual outcome. Now, fingers crossed for a clean outcome!
It's never clean.
Mubarak is locked in his room eating ice cream, listening to The Cure: "mwo go away! mwo"
What an amazing day. I spoke to my Egyptian American friends who live on the east coast and they were walking on air.
Besides which, while I don't know what the events of the past few weeks would have looked like without Twitter, Facebook etc, I'd offer with some conviction that both facilities make it harder to see Middle Eastern civilians as merely the extras in an action movie. They live, breathe and love in three dimensions just like the rest of us.
I think the consequences and implications of this and Tunisia - and Iran before either - are far greater than most commentators have taken the time to discuss yet.
Last night in Tehran.
wait, are you serious? even most contemporary marxist writing has expanded the use of the word. and that's exactly because its original meaning has no relevance today. however, the word remains a convenient descriptor. you are taking issue with something that doesn't matter... who cares if it is a buzz word?
Except that these proletariates are fighting for a bourgeois political/economic system. Why can't we call them bourgeois?
Thay gang rapin errbody. Freedom.
Looks like the lull in violent protests was only Arab Spring Break.
ba dum bum.
Egypt Soccer Fans Rush Field After Game, 73 Dead
By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press
CAIRO February 1, 2012 (AP)
Soccer fans rushed the field after the home team won an unexpected victory over Egypt's top club Wednesday, setting off clashes and a stampede that left at least 73 people dead and 1,000 injured in a Mediterranean port city, officials said. It was the worst incident of soccer violence in Egypt and the deadliest worldwide since 1996. One player said it was "like a war."
Released after a few hours? Bucklers. Although I’m most likely staying this summer in Dahab for the Red Sea instead of Sharm, that route was and still is, my plan. The sunrise atop Mount Sinai is supposed to top all others.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/14/world/...html?hpt=hp_t1Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in control of the country since Mubarak's ouster, said that it now has full legislative power and will announce a 100-person assembly that will write the country's new constitution by Friday.
The more things change, the more they punch you in the dick.