Egypt Shutes Down Twitter and Facebook

Egypt Blocks TwitterCan it be?  Is Mubarak really this scared?  To many in Egypt the power of social media and revolution is apparent and the Egyptian President is equally scared of the energy it is creating.  This is manifest in the the fact that the 82 year old president is shutting down various social platforms like Twitter and Facebook.  Despite the block, many protestors are finding a way around it by using cracks in the Egyptian gov’t’s jamming techniques.  Some are also connecting to ousiders to tweet for them.

Most news agencies are reporting tension, but in truth Twitter and other bloggers are reporting a very different scene, as evidenced of the arrest and beating of one foreign journalist.

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