Demonstrations are breaking out all over the world and are being aided by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Many are saying Silicon Valley deserves little to no credit but this is lost on Egyptians who think enough of social networks to start naming their kids Facebook.
The US has been a positive force in pushing for human rights worldwide and while the country is far from perfect, no other shines a beacon of freedom and democracy.
It is exciting to see how new technology is enabling people to rise up in an effort to move towards more representative forms of government.
It seems the gap between the middle east and west may be closing thanks to the use of western tools which are helping a new generation of oppressed people become liberated from their unelected governments.
See how the talk of protests is now spreading to China.