Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quote of the day: "A government that's scared of #Facebook and #Twitter"

A tweet from Egyptian Google executive Wael Ghonim (@ghonim) on the Mubarak regime's attempts to stifle or control social media in Egypt during the recent uprising:

A government that is scared from #Facebook and #Twitter should govern a city in Farmville but not a country like #Egypt #Jan25

I'm not a big subscriber to the "Social media created the Egyptian uprising" meme (decades of oppression and poverty did that), but it is a great line, partly because half of the people in the Mubarak government wouldn't get it, which is precisely the point.

(H/t to Crooks & Liars, who have good video, too.)

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