Feb 18, 2011


The image is the tweet profile of Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian Google employee who shot to fame during the recent revolution by helping to organise and coordinate the protests (and for being abducted for a while).

On 26th Jan (a day after the first major day of organised protests), he tweeted:

Hey @"[left blank]", #Jan25 proved you wrong. Revolution can be a #Facebook event that is liked, shared & tweeted. http://nyr.kr/bYKeLq

The person he was addressing had written an article in the New Yorker (the url in the tweet points to that article) last year called "Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.", the main thesis of which being that many exhibit a slack form of activism on new-age social media .

Who was this person with whom he disagreed?

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