Egyptian dad names daughter ‘Facebook’

February 22nd, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Cairo, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the dramatic Egyptian revolution that saw the ousting of the Hosni Mubarak regime, social networking sites have gained prominence in the country.

A man is so impressed with the role that Facebook played in the revolution that he has named his daughter after the famous social networking site. 20-year-old Jamal Ibrahim told local reporters that he wanted to honor Facebook for helping to oust the Mubarak regime after almost 30 years.

The Middle East has been plagued by waves of protests. Already two regimes in the region have been ousted within a matter of weeks. Egypt and Tunisia are currently being led by make-shift leaders after the leaders of the two countries were forced out of power through popular uprising. There are fresh protests in Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Bahrain, Yemen and Jordan.

Organizers of the protests use social media to coordinate the rallies. It has so far proved to be most useful tool and even in times that most of these sites have been shut down, organizers have still found a way to stay in touch with the protesters.

The world should get used to it now. The social networking sites have transformed the world.

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