Egypt`s revolution not just about tweets: Bloggers
The 18-day revolution that brought an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.
Cairo: SIX months after they launched a revolution that ousted the regime, Egyptian bloggers have acknowledged that it takes more than a Facebook page on the Internet to overthrow a dictator.
`The Internet played a key role but it was not the only tool. The revolution really belongs to the people,` said Wael Abbas, a veteran Egyptian blogger who has been posting his thoughts in cyberspace since 2004.
The 18-day revolution that brought an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak and his regime was largely played on the street, but bloggers do not underestimate the importance of Facebook and Twitter.
`The Internet helped to speed up things,` said Hossam al-Hamalawy, who is known in cyberspace by the nickname `3arabawy` or the Arab.
`But the revolution would have taken place without it,` he said.
It is true that bloggers used the Internet to mobilise thousands of people, but Egypt`s was not only a `Facebook Revolution` or a `Twitter Revolution,` bloggers like Hamalawy say.