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Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir by Wael Ghonim


The revolutions that swept the middle East in 2011 shocked and captivated the sector. Brutal regimes that had been in energy for decades were overturned via an irrepressible mass of freedom seekers. Now, one of the crucial figures who emerged all the way through the Egyptian rebellion tells the riveting inside story of what happened and stocks the keys to unleashing the facility of crowds.

Wael Ghonim was once a little-recognized, thirty-12 months-old Google government in the summertime of 2010 while he anonymously introduced a fb page to protest the loss of life of 1 Egyptian guy at the hands of security forces. The page’s following multiplied temporarily and moved from on-line protests to a nonconfrontational motion.

The adolescence of Egypt made history: they used social media to time table a revolution. the decision went out to more than a million Egyptians on-line, and on January 2five, 2011, Cairo’s Tahrir square resounded with calls for modification. yet simply because the revolution started in earnest, Ghonim was once captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was once released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more excessive. 4 days later, the president of Egypt was once long gone.
the lessons Ghonim attracts will encourage every folks. He saw the road to Tahrir square built now not via anybody particular person, but via the folk. In Revolution 2.0, we will be able to all be heroes.

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writer: Wael Ghonimpublisher: Houghton Mifflin H..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 320

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