An Egyptian bloke decided to name his newborn baby girl Facebook in honour of the social networking site credited with helping Egyptians organize mass protests and topple Hosni Mubarak’s government.
According to Al-Ahram daily, Jamal Ibrahim named his firstborn daughter Facebook in an effort “to express his gratitude” for the victory of Egypt’s youth over the autocratic regime. We hope Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will remember to send something nice for the baby shower.
About five million Egyptians are on Facebook and in the days and weeks leading up to mass antigovernment protests thousands of them planned rallies on the social network. In addition, more than 32,000 Facebook groups were created by various opposition activists and movements following the revolution.