Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People is Greater Than the People in Power : a Memoir

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - 308 pagina's

The revolutions that swept the Middle East in 2011 surprised and captivated the world. Brutal regimes that had been in power for decades were overturned by an irrepressible mass of freedom seekers. Now, one of the figures who emerged during the Egyptian uprising tells the riveting inside story of what happened and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds.

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 page’s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement.

The youth of Egypt made history: they used social media to schedule a revolution. The call went out to more than a million Egyptians online, and on January 25, 2011, Cairo’s 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.

The lessons Ghonim draws will inspire each of us. He saw the road to Tahrir Square built not by any one person, but by the people. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes.

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - sworsnup - LibraryThing

Interesting point of view of the situations in Egypt. It's written very clearly so someone who doesn't know much of the culture or events can understand. Volledige review lezen

REVOLUTION 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater than the People in Power: A Memoir

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A demonstration of the power of social networking by a Google engineer named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2011.As the head of marketing for Google Middle East and ... Volledige review lezen

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Wael Ghonim was born in Cairo and grew up in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, earning a degree from Cairo University in 2004 and an MBA from the American University in Cairo in 2007. He joined Google in 2008, rising to become Head of Marketing for Google Middle East and North Africa. He is currently a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

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