Revolution 2.0

Revolution 2.0

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

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"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." -- NPR.org

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547774046
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; xii, 308 pages
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Memoir and call to action

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Jun 09, 2012

Revolution 2.0 is the behind the scene story of how a small group of Egyptians with online prowess and savvy ignited the Egyptian revolution that overthrew their 30 year leader. The book also demonstrates how social media plays an increasingly important role in social movements and politics.

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