Credit to Egyptians first, next to FB, Twitter

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Cairo, Feb 12: Following a 18-day continuous protest, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has been forced to resign from his post on Friday, Feb 11. Mubarak has handed the power to the army.

Mubarak finally steps down; Egypt born again

The country is thrilled and euphoric after their former President's recent move. The world has appreciated the nation and overwhelmed citing the increased power of Internet - the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

As its being reported that these social network sites empowered Egypt's revolution.

A 26-year-old woman, Asmaa Mahfouz, who was so fed up with the authoritarian Mubarak-rule that she posted a status message on her Facebook account that read, "People, I am going to Tahrir Square."

The woman that sparked Egypt uprising with FB

The comment acted as a war cry for the distressed Egyptians and fueled their emotions to revolt against the Egyptian government.

Then there was another comment on Twitter which also worked as a spark to Egypt's protest - Google's Middle East Executive, Wael Ghonim.

Ghonim, who was detained once tweeted, "Pray for #Egypt. Very worried as it seems that government is planning a war crime tomorrow against people. We are all ready to die."

However, Egypt authority atlast released Ghonim.

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Following Ghonim and Mahfouz online statements, Facebook and Twitter have watched a revolution in their sites demanding a freed Egypt and Mubarak's resignation.

Now, when the revolution has acquired its anticipated goal, anyone can observe the impregnable efforts of the Egyptians and how technology has become a vehicle for them to gain the goal.

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