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Social Media Crumbles a Presidential Regime

4 Feb

Progressive Media Concepts - Social Media Marketing and Management By now there is a good chance you have heard about the civil uproars going on in Egypt and the violence that has ensued. In a world connected primarily by social media networks, it only makes sense that activists would use these networking mediums as a tool to rally protestors and support from around the world in order to achieve freedom from an Authoritarian rule.

Last week in The Power of Social Media, I spoke about the importance of social media in today’s society, as well as in the Egyptian activists’ planning stages of the recent protests. The use of Internet and social media networks was censored and eventually shut down for a brief period of time compliments of President Mubarak and his Cabinet. To the surprise of some, this strategy backfired and the protestors rallied back stronger than ever.
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The Power of Social Media

28 Jan

Progressive Media Concepts - Social Media Marketing and Management
Many of you out there may not be aware of this, but there are some serious protests taking place in Egypt as of earlier this week. Now the main cause for these protests is an attempt to overthrow the current presidential reign of Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981. Claims of poverty and government corruption have led the Egyptian people to fight back. As of Wednesday, it was confirmed that Twitter has been blocked from being used on the Egyptian internet; a huge shock to anyone who is an avid internet user. More recently Facebook has been blocked from being used, as sources indicate Facebook was indeed the social media platform used to organize these protests.

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