Egyptian names his firstborn “Facebook”

| 22/02/2011

(Tech Crunch): According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond. The baby’s father, Jamal Ibrahim, family and frinds in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook. “Facebook” received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. There are five million Facebook users in Egypt, more so than any other country in the Middle East/North Africa region.

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