Wael Ghonim

Executive’s Aid During the Egypt Revolt, Appreciated by Google

The chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt said that the company was “very proud” for the Google executive, Wael Ghonim,  who assisted the preparation for the complaints that ended in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. Top of Form

Mr. Schmidt was replying to an inquiry concerning the exercise of technology in political protests behind creating a speech here at the Mobile World Congress, a main trade show.  In the antigovernment demonstrations, it was one of the first straight remarks from a senior Google executive concerning Mr. Ghonim’s participation.

Wael Ghonim

Mr. Ghonim is now consider in some Egyptians one of the unauthorized leaders of the anti-Mubarak movement, which rallied protesters by utilizing Facebook and other Internet tools.

Google said small concerning Mr. Ghonim though he was apprehended by security services for 12 days throughout the protests.  He said he had not talked about his contribution in the protests with Google in advance and would be grateful to go back to the company “if I’m not fired,” according to an interview with CBS News after his release previous week.

That encouraged a message from the main Twitter account of the company that read: “We’re amazingly proud of you, @Ghonim, & certainly will welcome you back when you are prepared.”

According to Mr. Schmidt, he had conversed to Mr. Ghonim and “we’re very, very proud of what he’s done.”   He said teamwork tools similar to Facebook “change the control dynamic among governments and citizens in several extremely interesting and changeable ways.”

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