Wael Ghonim

"While once social media was seen as a liberating means to speak truth to power, now the issue is how to speak truth to social media."
"Donald Trump is a living example of the damage the mobocratic algorithms of social media can do to the democratic process."
Parlio, the activist's new platform, aims to elevate online discussions of politically and socially charged topics.
We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.
Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?
When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about
Allow me please to take you back for a moment to the beginning of 2011. Remember how surprised the world was that, in just 18 days, a leaderless grass-root uprising managed to topple the Mubarak regime that had ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years?
The anti-gay, xenophobic, and misogynist bullies of the Christian right are so determined to defeat President Obama and promote orthodoxy that they endanger American diplomats and undermine fundamental principles of freedom.
What did Ghonim do to foster online engagement that eventually contributed to real, on the streets, offline action? It's simple really. He spoke, users listened and responded, and then he acknowledged their contributions.
Anyone rooting for Egyptians and the progress of their revolution was up against a nerve-racking week of news and analysis surrounding the one-year anniversary of the first coordinated protests at Tahrir Square.
Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the country's
2011-12-21-waelwaetedted.jpgSomething Egyptians have proven to be true is that the power of the people is much stronger than the people in power.
Where does Egypt go from here? Noujaim told NBC News that: Late-night emails between family and friends confirmed she'd been
Many media watchers believe that the Digital Social Media have played a facilitating role in the revolutions. It did not
We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.
As 2011 dawned, I watched with awe as wave after wave of hope-starved young people -- from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Syria -- took to the streets to reclaim their lives.
As the curtains came down marking the conclusion of the 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) last week, it was quite evident that a new era has arrived and the AMF is embracing it with arms wide-open.