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Wikimania in Egypt

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and Mohamed "Mido" Ibrahim, organizer of Wikimania 2008 in Alexandria, Egypt, talk about the importance of creating Arabic content on Wikipedia. Plus, The New York Times' Noam Cohen explains how Egyptian youth are using Facebook to organize protest movements.



Guests:

Noam Cohen, Mohamed "Mido" Ibrahim and Jimmy Wales
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Comments [3]

anonymous from manhattan

am i looking at the wrong wikipedia page? according to the one i found you (brian) have 2 kids...

Jul. 24 2008 11:45 AM
Christian from NYC

Roll Tide or War Eagle - doesn't matter since they are both Tiger bait.

Jul. 24 2008 11:41 AM
karen from Village

Saudi woman killed for chatting on Facebook

A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on the social network site Facebook, it has emerged.

The unnamed woman from Riyadh was beaten and shot after she was discovered in the middle of an online conversation with a man, the al-Arabiya website reported.

The case was reported on a Saudi Arabian news site as an example of the “strife” the social networking site is causing in the Islamic nation.

Saudi preacher Ali al-Maliki has emerged as the leading critic of Facebook, claiming the network is corrupting the youth of the nation.

Jul. 24 2008 11:36 AM

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