Gamal Ilrahim of Egypt named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook’. He wanted to name her in honor of the great contribution this particular social media network made to Egypt’s revolution. Along with Facebook, other forms of social media such as Twitter were used to organize protests. Followers on Twitter were able to update, communicate, and stay informed by using hashtags such as #cairo, #jan25 and #suez. With protesters in Egypt reaching two million, it is without a doubt due to the correlation between individuals and the internet. The amount of exposure the internet provides creates an opportunity to come together and make an impact.

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