Revolution 2.0

Revolution 2.0

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a€œA gripping chronicle of how a fear-frozen society finally topples its oppressors with the help of social media.a€ a€” San Francisco Chronicle Wael Ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one Egyptian man at the hands of security forces. The pagea€™s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. On January 25, 2011, Tahrir Square resounded with calls for change. Yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of Egypt was gone. In this riveting story, Ghonim takes us inside the movement and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes. a€œRevolution 2.0 is an engaging read, and it offers a sharply detailed look from the inside of an uprising that owed almost as much to social media connections as it did to anti-Mubarak passions.a€ a€” Los Angeles Times a€œRevolution 2.0 excels in chronicling the roiling tension in the months before the uprising, the careful organization required and the momentum it unleashed.a€ a€” NPR.orgIt is true that I had been pray- ing that one of them would miraculously find out about my abduc- tion, but had my prayers really been answered? I would later learn that Najeeb had noticed on Thursday night that I stopped posting on the Facebook page and on Twitter. ... When nothing happened to ease his anxiety, he decided on Sunday that he must change the password on the a€œKullena Khaled Saida€anbsp;...

Title:Revolution 2.0
Author: Wael Ghonim
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-01-17

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