Social Media’s Role in Egypt’s Revolution

As unrest in the Middle East continues to spread, social media plays an integral role, taking the outside world into the center of the chaos.

This CNN video illustrates how the Internet helped change history in Egypt.

Tweets, video clips, and Facebook updates broadcast the demonstrations in real-time, showing their true nature instead of the violent revolts government-controlled state media depicted. This is likely the reason the Egyptian government shut down Internet and cell phone service nationwide at one point.