US State Department trained Egyptian Bloggers for Revolution
The Sunday Times in London by Colleen Graffy
’…public diplomacy that was used during the cold war was shifted to harness the 21st-century power of the internet and mobile phones. In 2008 the State Department joined forces with Google, Facebook and others to teach social activists around the world how to use social media to advance positive changes for civil society.
‘This included learning how to switch over Sim cards from mobiles and protect online identities. One attendee was from Egypt: he said he and his fellow activists planned to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak through the use of social media. ’
Egyptian govt can censor 1 million newspapers but not 60 million cell phones. Social media is changing landscape: http://lat.ms/aETlTx