All day today, on the radio & on TV, one line that kept coming up again and again in the news coverage of Egypt’s freedom from Mubarak was the impact of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. This got me thinking and few thoughts came to mind. One was whether this was just an American perception of the Egypt revolution or is it a global perception. Another important question that popped in my head after blue little twitter birds were flying in circles around my head was: Was enough credit given to the youth, the citizens of the country in bringing about this success. Surely, Facebook and Twitter were really helpful tools, very instrumental in spreading the revolution like a wildfire but at the end of the day they are mere tools and this freedom for the Egyptians wouldn’t have been possible by them sitting at home and tweeting about it. They had to get out on the streets. What I was impressed by, was the *relatively* peaceful and less bloody if not bloody-free war for freedom. This proves that guns and bombs have no place amongst peace, harmony and humanity.
The Egyptians have definitely set an example for the ROW.