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'Thank you, Facebook'


A protester holds a sign reading "Thank you, Facebook"

NBC News' Richard Engel has just posted this picture from Cairo. 

The role of the Internet, and especially social media like Facebook and Twitter, has been debated extensively since the protests began last week, all chronicled by msnbc.com's Technology team and the Technolog blog:


Told in tweets, the Egypt conflict is riveting, confusing

Kenneth Cole's Cairo tweet enrages Internet

Egypt online users weigh merit of more protests

Egypt restores Internet access

Techies make way for stranded Egyptians to be heard

Jon Stewart questions Egypt's 'Twitter revolution'

Is Internet access a human right?

'This is about social networks that are beyond the reach of Mubarak'

Infograph: Egypt drops off the Internet