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Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak forced carrier to send prescripted, propagandistic text messages during recent unrest, Vodafone says.
Social media's real role in today's ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was the creation of a huge, leaderless international collective of support for activists on the ground.
After a five-day shutdown and a pledge that President Hosni Mubarak won't seek re-election, Egyptians now can use Internet services again.
CEO Eric Schmidt expressed pride in Google employee Wael Ghonim, who has been credited with helping organize the protests that eventually brought down the Mubarak government.
Online hacktivist group blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the Internet blackout blanketing the country and vows retaliation.
Following widespread street protests, a country of more than 80 million people found itself almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world for five days.
The social network points to the Osama bin Laden raid and the "pro-democracy movement in Egypt" as some of the top stories that impacted Twitter this year.
The banking giant's investment is expected to value the microblogging site at $4.5 billion, according to published reports.
It was a full day ago that Egypt's network links to the rest of the world began to die, and a televised address from the country's president indicates that no end is in sight.
In a stunning development unprecedented in the modern history of the Internet, a country of more than 80 million people finds itself almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world.