Social media is rising, evolving and becoming the integral part of every dynamic country and its changes. Social media is a part of the world we live in and has become such a crucial form of communication that it will be a factor in any political, social, cultural, economical movement nearly anywhere in the world as they are easily accessible by the masses.
Factors are not causes, so Social media is neither totally responsible nor irrelevant for the January 25th revolution or the Egypt Revolution or Tunisia revolution. The role of social media is decisive as it connects Leaders and activists to ordinary citizens rapidly expanding the network of “people” who become willing to take action. How did social media become one of the factors that helped the Revolution to shape up?? As per data Compared to United States and Europe, social media has little penetration in the Arab world. In fact, there are only 21 million Facebook users across the Arab world. So how did social media play such a significant role in fueling a popular revolution? Eg- one of the early catalysts for the January 25th revolution in Egypt was a Facebook page created in honor of Khaled Said, a young man who had been brutally beaten and killed by the police. This page became a focal point around which 470,000 "fans" organized their dissidence while a YouTube video about his murder was viewed by more than 500,000 people fueling further public outrage.
Social media are empowering citizen journalism; they are used as counter rumor or propaganda tool and help people analyze government statements. Now that so many people have cameras built in to their cell phones it’s possible for amateurs to record some of the most powerful footage the world has ever seen and share it globally with a few mouse clicks. There will be more revolution that is yet to shape up and built by the people of the world to fight for their Freedom of speech, Freedom of expression that the SOCIAL MEDIA helps to fabricate and foster.