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Posts Tagged ‘#Jan25’

Cairo residents depend on Twitter for news since January 25th

Mass media and marketing specialists, Media Republic, announced the results of a study carried out on Cairo 360 which underline the dramatic shift in social media habits since the events of January 25th in Cairo, Egypt. Read more

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Hear from the Girl who Started the #Jan25 Hashtag

The #Jan25 hashtag was one of the most-used tags on Twitter to talk about the protests in Egypt. Since January 25th, the first day of protests, Twitter users in Egypt and around the world were adding the hashtag to their tweets to show solidarity and to join in one of the most momentous political conversations of their time. The hope 140 blog, an official Twitter blog about good social movements occurring on Twitter, was able to talk with the young girl who was the first to use #Jan25 about the power of a hashtag.
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#Jan25, The Rap Song

In what may very well be the first rap song to take its name from a Twitter hashtag, a new single from a hip-hop conflagration featuring Freeway, Amir Sulaiman, Ayah, The Narcicyst and Omar Offendum called “#Jan25,” takes its name the day the protests in Egypt started — now incidentally a trending topic. Hear the result below.
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