Wael Ghonim's Revolution 2.0 and Tweets from Tahrir, edited by Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns, are two different accounts of the popular anti-Mubarak uprising in January and February 2011. This review considers each book's construction of personal and national narratives of the Egyptian revolution and offers detailed accounts of the events. This review also explores the common central theme in both books: the role that new social media play as new activist tools in Egypt and how Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites function as organizational means and communication channels with the outside world.

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