Egyptian baby girl named “Facebook”

Welcome to the world, Facebook Jamal Ibrahim!  A man in Egypt has named his baby daughter after the social networking site because of the role that it played in the country’s recent anti-government protests.

Egyptians used Facebook to plan the initial January 25th protest in Tahrir Square.  The uprising eventually led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak, an event that has inspired people in other Muslim countries in the region, including Libya and Bahrain, to fire up their own anti-government protests.

(Thanks, Hubie!)


These days, who isn’t on Facebook?  Even North Korea’s got a fb profile and Vietnam has created its own communist version of the website.

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