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Protests in Egypt

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments · News, Websites

Today is Day 6 of the protests in Egypt calling for the resignation of the Hosni Mubarak government. In my Twitter sessions at the Library, I spoke about how one can use Twitter to both send out and follow grassroots information. I have created a Twitter list (@wiltonlibrary/egyptprotests) that you can follow. This list follows the seven people/organizations noted below. Some of the posts are in Arabic but often contain links to pictures. Please note that Twitter can contain postings that may be graphic and this information is uncensored.

  • @dailynewsegypt: Daily News Egypt–an Egyptian Engligh-language daily newspaper;
  • @cnni: CNN International
  • @ssirgany: Sarah El Sirgany–Cairo Journalist/News Editor for Daily News Egypt
  • @ramyraoff: Ramy Raoof–Human Rights Defender; Editor of Egyptian Blog for Human Rights
  • @waelabbas: Wael Abbas–Jouirnalist and Blogger
  • @elbaradel: Mohamed El Baradei–Served as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (part of the UN system) from 12/97-11/09. With IAEA, awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Calling for change in government.Click here for full biography.

To follow this list:

  • Log in to your Twitter account.
  • Search for Wilton Library and go to the wiltonlibrary Twitter page.
  • Click on View Full Profile..
  • Click on Lists tab.
  • Click on @wiltonlibrary/egyptprotests.
  • Click on Follow This List.

To view this list:

  • Log in to Twitter.
  • Click on Lists tab.
  • Under Lists You Follow, click on @wiltonlibrary/egyptprotests.

~mary anne
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