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Facebook and Twitter shake Egypt

Events in Egypt and Tunisia have truly taken me by surprise. At it’s heart are the younger generation taking to social media services like Facebook and Twitter to communicate. Many of them will be gambling with being identified over time, but we have surely passed a benchmark. As @jowyang says ‘Remember that Internet=Power’.

Many people I encounter may know about Facebook, but are less sure about why their favourite TV programmes now have a #hashtag during the opening titles. Social Media moves at a furious pace, but we are now seeing it’s effects on our TV screens. People like me can try and explain why social media is important, but equally if you are ignorant about social media, it is your duty to at least start or revisit your abandoned Facebook and Twitter accounts. The world of Social Media may be in flux, but it is definitely not going away. It is only getting stronger.