How’s this for a first when it comes to not only social media, but modern communications as a whole? Because of the mass protests, the Egyptian government turned off the Internet for the entire country… and you thought it was aggravating when you have to reboot your router.
Matt Richtel at The New York Times has an excellent article chronicling the largest Internet shut-off in history. Interesting factoid in Matt’s article is that the government of Myanmar did this in 2007 and Nepal also denied Internet service to its citizenry a couple of years before that. Obviously, neither are anywhere near the size and scope of the Egypt’s Internet denial. Appears to be a growing and increasingly disturbing trend.