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Tag Yourself to be Part of MidEast’s Facebook Revolution

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"Oh God!" were the first two words that appeared on the profile page of an Arab Facebook acquaintance as thousands of people set out for the Tahrir Square in central Cairo last month to demand an end to president Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

From there on he regularly updated his page, at times wondering where the revolt was headed to and at others expressing solidarity with his Egyptian friends. So did millions of other Arabs, as they worked to bring down the second long-lasting president in the region.

The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, which ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, lasted 28 days. Mubarak’s rule wilted in just 18 days after thousands of Egyptians connected on Facebook began their vigil to oust him...

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