Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17 jan. 2012 - 256 pagina's

“A gripping chronicle of how a fear-frozen society finally topples its oppressors with the help of social media.” — 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 page’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.

Revolution 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.” — Los Angeles Times

Revolution 2.0 excels in chronicling the roiling tension in the months before the uprising, the careful organization required and the momentum it unleashed.” —


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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 in computer engineering†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 on sabbatical from Google to launch an NGO supporting education and technology in Egypt.

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