The turmoil in Egypt has brought many things to light, one being the power of social media.
Twitter, Facebook and the likes, have proven to bring tidal-waves of “news” and information from formally tight-lipped parts of the world. While reporters are sometimes left at bay or on the border, those in the midst of the turmoil in Egypt were able to keep reporting far longer than years past.
On January 25th, the Egyptian government was compelled to block Twitter. This wasn’t enough, though. Two days later, Facebook is blocked. However, Egyptians find other ways to report to the rest of the world via HootSuite and remote proxy servers. By the 28th of January, the four main internet providers are forced to pull the plug on Egypt.
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