Egyptian Names Daughter “Facebook”

February 20, 2011  |  Facebook

Another fascinating (and this time somewhat funny) chapter is now unfolding in the Egyptian story this weekend.  Get ready for it.  An Egyptian man has reportedly named his newborn daughter “Facebook” in honour of the role that social media played in orchestrating the mammoth protests forcing Hosni Mubarak out of office.  You heard right.  According to the Egyptian newspaper “Al-Ahram” her full name is “Facebook Jamal Ibrahim”. (More…)If there was any doubt before, you can be sure there isn’t any now.  Social Media is writing a new page in the history books of the Middle East.  Recent reports have also revealed that the Egyptian army, now running the country under martial law, joined Facebook on Friday.  Sources say that more than 66,000 people became fans of the page that day.  Call it another intriguing example of the influence that Social Media is having on the planet.  It’s only just begun, kids.  It’s only just begun.

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2 Comments


  1. Joyce – I think the Egyptians would agree!

  2. Maybe the new meaning of Facebook is …”a new begining”…

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