Grateful Egyptian Man Names Firstborn 'Facebook'

He wanted to honor the site that was a hub for protesters
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2011 5:18 PM CST
Anti-government protesters take pictures of protest art in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 6, 2011. The Arabic on the ground reads "We are the Men of Facebook".   (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

(Newser) – Facebook was a huge help to the Egyptian protesters who used it to organize the rallies that eventually ousted Mubarak—and to express his gratitude, one young Egyptian man named his new daughter after the site. Little “Facebook Jamal Ibrahim,” the family’s firstborn, received many gifts from other Egyptian youth, according to a local report translated by TechCrunch. Google employee Wael Ghonim set up the Facebook page that became the hub for Egyptian organizers, and other soon followed—now, even the temporary military government has its own fan page.

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