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CNN today interviewed Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive and anti-government activist who became an inspiration to Egyptian protesters after being freed from custody and giving an emotional interview on TV.

Questioned by Wolf Blitzer today, Ghonim credited the Internet and especially Facebook for facilitating the country’s revolution. “I want to meet Mark Zuckerberg one day and thank him,” Ghonim said. “The Internet helps you fight the media war, which is basically a war the Egyptian regime played really well in 1970, 1980, 1990. And when the Internet came, it really couldn’t.”

When asked if he would enter Egyptian politics now, Ghonim said, “I want to go back to my company and work.”

Ghonim of course is tweeting up a storm…



Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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