An ancient form of protest, self-immolation struck an even bigger impact in our technological age. The call for revolution spread across Twitter and Facebook at the speed of a runaway computer virus from North Africa to the Middle East and beyond.
Political activists and organizers are discovering social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have potential far beyond recording the minutia of a person’s life in 140 characters or less.
More than two hundred people gathered in UN Plaza Feb. 11 to dance and sing in celebration of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s official resignation after 18 days of continuous protest by the Egyptian people.
A few thousand people gathered in Civic Center Feb. 5 to stand in support of the Egyptian people and demand an end to the regime of Hosni Mubarak, who has held power for nearly 30 years.