A social foothold in Egypt

Thursday, February 3, 2011

l 5 million users, the most in the Arab world.

l 1 million mobile users.

l Since the government restored access Jan. 2 after a week-long Internet blackout, Facebook has seen its highest number of active users ever.

l Groups and pages created by users from Egypt have risen sharply. Users from Egypt have created 32,000 groups and 14,000 pages in the past two weeks.

l The page with most fans from Egypt is that of Amr Khaled, an Egyptian televangelist, activist and preacher (above).

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