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, March 2, 2011

It's crazy to think that civilians in Libya are willing to die for what they believe in. Americans are spoiled, besides our military, most of us aren't put in situations where we need to choose whether to live or to die. Many of us say that we would die for a certain thing or person, but when it comes down to it, I don't think that's true. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in, especially standing up to governments like these innocent people are doing. These riots and protests are facebook and twitter driven. Social media is used to connect individuals so they can ban together to over throw their government. As a result of the social media being used, radio towers have been shot down and the internet has been prohibited...

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