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Activist Wael Ghonim credits Facebook for starting the revolution that resulted in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.
NetworkEffect by Liz Gannes: "Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive who was detained for his role in organizing the Egyptian uprising on Facebook, was jubilant today after longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally capitulated to 18 days of protests and stepped down.
“If you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet,” Ghonim said in an interview with CNN.
Ghonim gives credit to the young Egyptians who organized themselves on Facebook, dating back to last June when activist Khaled Said was killed. He commented on how a video posted on Facebook (where he is administrator of a page commemorating Said) would be quickly shared by 50,000 people, calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a personal hero.
Ghonim said he plans to write a book on the topic called 'Revolution 2.0.' ”