Courtney Boyd Myers
Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and Google +.
Last Friday, on one of my more depressing days as a journalist, I woke up to emails from readers and fellow journalists in Egypt asking for our prayers.
As a technology news site, we’ve focused on the social media and tech aspects of the crisis in Egypt, covering when its government blocked certain websites, and then when its government shut down the Internet completely. It has since been restored.
When Twitter founder Biz Stone responded with a declaration of Twitter’s stand for freedom of expression, he caught our attention. Today, HootSuite has produced an infographic that gives us a visual of the social media activities surrounding the days of protest.
Our observations of massive increase of user sign-ups and social updates from Egypt led us to create an infographic to document the effects of the massive Internet shutdown as well as the reaction of the people faced with a dire need to broadcast messages.
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