And this is my baby sister, Twitter …

Published: February 22nd, 2011
The Hindustan Times reports that a young Egyptian couple have named their daughter Facebook, in honour of the role the social networking site played in the January revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarek.
 
Jamal Ibrahim, described as “20-something” by the Times, said he “wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of Jan. 25 have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl 'Facebook,'” according to the Times.
 
Facebook was instrumental in mobilizing the protests that drove Mubarek from power.
 
It could have been worse for little Facey (Bookey?). “Zuckerberg” isn't a very musical first name. “Twitter” could be shortened rather unfortunately. And “Google” … well, that's the kind of name that practically invites bullying.
 

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