Mark Zuckerberg Is Tunisia's No. 1 Guy

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Here is something to "like." Turns out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a hero in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries that relied heavily on social networking sites like FB to help take down their longtime presidents.

In a trip to the dark continent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) learned just how much the people over there worship and adore the young entrepreneur. McCain called up the Zuck and gave him the good news.

"The national hero in Egypt is a guy named Mark Zuckerberg. They wanted him to come and visit," McCain told reporters.  "They want him to come to Egypt and Tunisia -- these young people do."

Who could blame them? Facebook became the primary source for organizing the movement to bring down Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and, later, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Both governments attempted to block news sites and Facebook pages created by protesters.

"This social networking cannot be underestimated in how all of these events, really the driving force in how all of this transformed and took place," McCain said.

No word on whether the Zuck will make the trip to Africa to greet his fans.

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A tribute to the dark continent?

Umish Katani
Umish Katani

The Egyptians and Arabs hate the Jews yet Mark Zuckerberg is their hero, Am i missing something here or when it is convienient for them, the arabs they forget who they hate.

Hatem Chanoufi
Hatem Chanoufi

thank you mark zukerberg, but you have to invest in Tunisia, we have talented ICT skilled ressources, so you are welcome to make first African off-shore FB BPO service...


This guy... is Tunisia's No. 1 hero? And Mohamed Bouazizi isn't?

LOL! What a fucking joke.

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