1. We used all the available tools in order to communicate with each other, collaborate and agree on a date, a time and a location for the start of the revolution. Yet, starting Jan. 28, the revolution was on the streets. It was not on Facebook, it was not on Twitter. Those were tools to relay information, to tell people the truth about what’s happening on the ground.

    — Internet activist Wael Ghonim says sites like Facebook are tools that can help connect people and disseminate information to the masses, but cannot create social changes on their own.

  2. wael ghonim

    jan25

    facebook

    twitter

    egypt

  1. I was writing with my heart, not my keyboard. I was writing what I felt should be written.

    — On today’s Fresh Air, Internet activist Wael Ghonim talks about how his Facebook page helped start Egypt’s revolution.

  2. wael ghonim

    egypt

    tahrir square

    twitter

    facebook

    jan25