Revolution 2.0 Gets a Publisher


What does one do after taking a leave of absence from Google to incite a popular revolution in the Middle East?

Write a memoir about the experience of course.

Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who became the face of the Egyptian revolution in the west, said he wanted to write a book about his experiences during the popular uprising and now he has seen that dream come true.

The head of Google's marketing in the Middle East and Africa has signed a deal to publish "Revolution 2.0" with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The publisher announced the book is scheduled to come out next January.

Ghonim became one of the spokesman of the Egyptian uprising after he was detained by government authorities for his role in inciting the protests.

Mysterious tweets he sent sparked Google's interest enough to push for Ghonim's release, who became a media star after he was freed from jail.

Ghonim was credited with be one of the main founders of the revolution when he started a Facebook page in honor of a 28-year-old Egyptian man who was reportedly killed by Egyptian authorities.


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