Today, I am very sad.
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak has banned Internet in Egypt in an attempt to control his people. He is clearly a dictator who thinks that his citizens are nothing but slaves who should either listen to him and his cronies or face severe punishment.
What can be worse that disconnecting Internet and Mobile connections?
The act shows desperation and nuerotic despotic behaviour.
I just pulled up Google Analytics of Games2win.com (the business that I run). On a regular day we receive approx 200,000 kids and teens visiting us, of which 2000 are from Egypt.
TODAY (Saturday), the traffic from Egypt is just 7 visitors as compared to 2210 visitors who visited us last Saturday.
EGYPTIAN TRAFFIC ON GAMES2WIN.COM HAS CRASHED TODAY (CLICK TO EXPAND AND READ CLEARLY)
What have poor kids and teens done to punish them in such a severe way?
If the existing government has lost its popularity with its people, then it must have the grace to walk away with its head intact. Let the mediums like the Internet allow people to express themselves and if the government is really intelligent, they could even listen to what their people are saying and what they could do to win their affection back.
Egypt and its ‘ruler’ must understand that the Pyramids are a symbol of its PAST – not future. By behaving like a 21st Century Pharoah, Mr. Mubarak also risks what happens to despotic kinds – they get exterminated and then buried and forgotten.
And he will not even have a Pyramid in his name.