Watch: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim's High Praise for Facebook

Someone's thanking Facebook and the internet for the success of the protests in Egypt... and for possibly the first time ever, it's not an American on a news program. In fact, it's someone far more important -- Wael Ghonim, the Google exec/political activist who was detained and released and who inadvertently became one of the faces of the movement.

In a CNN interview from Tahrir Square, Wolf Blitzer asks him, 'First Tunisia, now Egypt... what's next?'

'Ask Facebook,' Ghonim responds. 'I want to meet Mark Zuckerberg one day and thank him, actually... this revolution started online.' Take that, Malcolm Gladwell!

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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at February 12, 2011, 5:34am

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