Despite Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article, Why The Revolution Won't be Tweeted,Mona El-Naggar in the New York Times reports today how women in Egypt did in fact tweet the revolution.
Two weeks ago, Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26 year old Egyptian woman posted online a bold video, saying directly to the camera and and held a sign saying she would go out and protest to try to bring down Mr. Mubarak’s regime.
“I felt that doing this video may be too big a step for me, but then I thought: For how much longer will I continue to be afraid and hesitant? I had to do something,” Ms. Mahfouz said.
To her surprise, dozens of other people picked up on the spirit of her message and started to post their own pictures, holding similar signs to their chests that declared their intent to take to the streets on Jan. 25 — last Friday — in what turned out to be a momentous national day of rage.
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