Named by TIMES magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World , Wael Ghonim embodies the importance of social media. Ghonim was believed to have opened the first facebook page that organized the January 25th protests .
Ghonim told CNN that Facebook and the Internet were responsible for the uprising in Egypt. From the interview:
“I want to meet Mark Zuckerberg one day and thank him […] I’m talking on behalf of Egypt. […] This revolution started online. This revolution started on Facebook. This revolution started […] in June 2010 when hundreds of thousands of Egyptians started collaborating content. We would post a video on Facebook that would be shared by 60,000 people on their walls within a few hours. I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society just give them the Internet. ”