January 25 2011. This is when the social movement, also known as the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, began in Egypt. Riots, rallies, and marches are only a few things taking place in the streets of Egypt. The goal: to overthrow Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In an attempt to discontinue the hysteria of the online spreading of opposition against the President, the entire Internet was shut down overnight. Every day we hear more about war, chaos, and governmental issues going on in the world and it's crazy to think that a lot of this can be encouarged by the internet. Through the Eyes of Egypt is a blog characterized to discuss the thoughts and opinions of individuals regarding these issues as well as the impact social media can have on the world.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just thought I might share something I found interesting and a little surprising. I was watching the Today Show this morning and they were reporting about the earthquakes that have recently occured in New Zealand. What surprised me was the fact that most of the pictures that have been taken of the earthquake have been obtained through social media such as Twitter.        ........?

I'm sorry to everyone in New Zealand who has to endure this horrible disaster...

Monday, February 21, 2011

I found this article interesting. It doesn't have to do with Egypt, but it does depict how pronounced social media is in our society. Take a look:

Chaos still remains in Egypt:

As of February 15, 2011, the military governing Egypt assmebled a panel of jurists to revise the country's Constitution in an attempt to move the country towards democracy.

February 16-- Protests spread to the Cairo airport and to the nation's largest textile factory, creating the finanical crisis to deepen and isn't persuading foreign investors to stay interested.

February 17-- hundreds of workers went on strike along the Seuz Canal demanding better wages and conditions.

February 18--  Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi delivered his first public in Egypt in 50 years, coming forth as a powerful voice to shape Egypt's uprising (F.Y.I. Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an influential Sunni cleric who is banned from the United States and Britian for supporting violence against Israel and American forces in Iraq)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hey guys! I wanted to start off by saying thanks to those of you who are interested in this blog! I think it is extremely important to stay connected with events happening outside of the United States. To make everyone comfortable I would like to say that this blog is completely open opinion; you can say what ever is on your mind and no one will be scrutinized for what they believe in.

Some updates about what's going on in Egypt:

After 18 angry days of protests, President Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, 2011 and turned over all of his power to the military. Do you think this will benefit Egypt or completely destroy the country? We will see....

As of February 14, 2011, The Egyptian military has consolidated its control and "youthful volunteers swept streets, painted fences and curbs, washed away graffiti that read 'Down with Mubarak,' and planted bushes in Tahrir Square (where most of the protests took place). Good news so far...