2 million reported to be in Tahrir Square. Twitter reactions from Turkish cybersphere. Photos from the protest in Istanbul. Revolution roundup continues.

Egypt: A Nation Forced Offline

IHH President Bülent Yıldırım speaks… by @morcocuk








by @ fatihinnesli

Egyptian Crisis: The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

The recent political and civil unrest in the Middle East has captured the world?s attention.

It has been fascinating and alarming to watch the battle between the Egyptian government and social media users looking to offer first-hand accounts of what?s happening. This battle was highlighted by the government?s decision to shut down Internet access. In a flash, Egypt disappeared from the global digital map, although there are signs it?s flickering back to life.

Sudan: Tweeting #SudanJan30

from Global Voices Online by Ndesanjo Macha

Written by Ndesanjo Macha

Using the social networking site Facebook, Sudanese students called for a street demonstration on January 30 to protest against the government of Omar al-Bashir. The protests have claimed the life of Mohammed Abdulrahman, a student at the Ahaliya University. This is our latest roundup of #SudanJan30 tweets.

Saudi Arabia: Netizens Support Egyptians in their Uprising

from Global Voices Online by Haifa Alrasheed

Civil Resistance: Early Lessons Learned from Sudan?s #Jan30

from iRevolution by Patrick Meier

Sudanese activists in Khartoum have shared early reflections on how they can improve their efforts. These lessons are applicable to others engaged in civil resistance and are therefore shared below.

Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt

from Global Voices Online by Salam Adil

Written by Salam Adil

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

It is now too late for Hoseni Mubarak simply to leave. He should now be arrested and put into a trail[sic]?

Google Launches Voice-to-Twitter Service To Help Protesters in Egypt

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

USA: ?We Want Our Al Jazeera!?

from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York

Egypt: Cheering on the Million Man March

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egyptian Actions Highlight Dangers in U.S. Cybersecurity Proposals

from EFF.org Updates by cindy

The Egyptian regime’s shutdown of the Internet in an attempt to preserve its political power highlights the dangers of any government having unchecked power over our Internet infrastructure, and puts a fine point on the risks to democracy posed by recent Congressional proposals to give the President a broad mandate to dictate how our internet service providers respond to cyber-emergencies.

Egypt: A Voice in the Blackout, Thanks to Google and Twitter

from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York

Written by Jillian C. York

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

This evening, following the total Internet blackout in Egypt, Google and Twitter (along with SayNow, a company recently acquired by Google) made a timely announcement: that they were jointly launching SpeaktoTweet, a service that would allow Egyptians to call an international number and record a voice message that would then be tweeted from the Twitter account @speak2tweet.  All evening, recordings have been popping up on the Twitter account from Egyptians who have had the chance to learn about the service.  Because of the total Internet ban, Egyptians on the ground have presumably learned about the service from phone calls to and from friends and family outside of the country.

Facebook https is now live for Sudan

from iRevolution by Patrick Meier

A very big thank you to the team at Facebook for allowing users in the Sudan to access Facebook securely. Instead of using the regular http:// access to the site, using https:// means that your connection is securely encrypted. This prevents malicious users from spying on your account and seeing your password, for example. This is why all online banking websites use https, as does Google with gmail. Tunisia in many ways set the precedent. Read this excellent account on the inside story of how Facebook responded to Tunisian hacks.

How Egyptians Used Twitter During the January Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

Egypt: International Support Mounts, as Egyptians Begin March

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

As protesters continue to mill into Tahrir Square, Cairo, for the beginning of the Million Egyptian March, this morning, the world is holding its breath, as it watches how the rising voices for the ousting of Egypt’s strongman Hosni Mubarak will fare.

Lebanon: Vocal support for Egyptian protestors

from Global Voices Online by Antoun Issa

Written by Antoun Issa

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

The Lebanese blogosphere has been vociferous in its support for the Egyptian protests that have so far left up to 150 people dead.

Egypt: Mubarak is Strangling Us, as Banks Remain Closed and Food Runs Out

from Global Voices Online by Amira Al Hussaini

Egypt: Protesting Women Celebrated Online

from Global Voices Online by Gina Cardenas

Written by Gina Cardenas

Women?s roles in the ongoing Egyptian anti-government uprising have captured the attention of bloggers and citizens spreading information on social networking sites. The massive number of protesters taking to the streets demanding government reforms has created a tipping point for women?s civic participation in a country where it is risky and dangerous to demonstrate against the authorities. Their efforts have had limited coverage in the mainstream media.

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