Young Egyptian Names Newborn Daughter after Facebook
A young Egyptian named his newborn daughter after the FaceBook social networking site Facebook . Giving the girl an unusual name, Jamal Ibrahim, thanked the Facebook, who has played an important role in organizing mass protests in Egypt.
Gamal Ibrahim, a 20-something, gave his daughter the name “to express his joy at the achievements made by the January 25 youth,” according to a report in Al-Ahram, one of Egypt’s most popular newspapers.
Many young people used Facebook and other social media networks to organize the protests, which began January 25 and ultimately led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power.
Wael Ghonim, a Google executive who organized a Facebook page on his own time, became a central figure of the revolution.