Two years since Arab Spring began | Analysis || Social media only played a supporting role in the Arab Spring
The mass protests that broke out across the Arab world, starting with Tunisia in December 2010, were too easily called 'Internet revolutions,' but the truth is more complicated than that.
"We are all Khaled Said" is the Facebook page that is considered to be the cornerstone of the Egyptian revolution. It was created by Wael Ghonim, the marketing man for Google in the Middle East, in honor of Khaled Said who was murdered by police in Alexandria about six months before the revolution began in January of 2011. There is no dispute that this Facebook account succeeded in enlisting