A father in Egypt has named his daughter “Facebook,” to commemorate the role of the social networking site in the uprising that eventually led to the “dethroning” of now former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Reports of the event first emerged on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Created by now world famous Googler Wael Ghonim, the “We Are Khaled Said” Facebook page emerged just days after Said’s death in June of 2010. The page was key during the uprising. Ghonim seemed to vanish during the uprising; it wasn’t until after Ghonim was released from the custody of Egyptian National Security Forces that he publicly admitted to being the “admin” of the page.